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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
Edmund Ruffin
Reviewer: 
David I. Spanagel

Spanagel on Ruffin, 'Nature's Management: Writings on Landscape and Reform 1822-1859'

Edmund Ruffin. Nature's Management: Writings on Landscape and Reform 1822-1859. Edited by Jack Temple Kirby. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2000. xxxi + 375 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-2162-2.

Reviewed by David I. Spanagel (School for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Emerson College) Published on H-SHEAR (October, 2001)

Author: 
Leonard L. Richards
Reviewer: 
William L. Barney

Barney on Richards, 'The Slave Power: The Free North and Southern Domination, 1780-1860'

Leonard L. Richards. The Slave Power: The Free North and Southern Domination, 1780-1860. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000. x + 228 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-2600-4.

Reviewed by William L. Barney (Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Published on H-SHEAR (October, 2001)

The Slave Power

The Slave Power

Author: 
Betje Black Klier
Reviewer: 
Carl J. Richard

Richard on Klier, 'Pavie in the Borderlands: The Journey of Theodore Pavie to Louisiana and Texas, 1829-1830, Including Portions of His Souvenirs atlantiques'

Betje Black Klier. Pavie in the Borderlands: The Journey of Theodore Pavie to Louisiana and Texas, 1829-1830, Including Portions of His Souvenirs atlantiques. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000. x + 279 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-2530-4.

Reviewed by Carl J. Richard (Department of History, University of Louisiana at Lafayette) Published on H-SHEAR (October, 2001)

Author: 
Thomas S. Engeman, ed.
Reviewer: 
Frank Shuffelton

Shuffelton on Engeman, 'Thomas Jefferson and the Politics of Nature'

Thomas S. Engeman, ed. Thomas Jefferson and the Politics of Nature. Loyola Topics in Political Philosophy. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1998. ix + 218 pp. $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-268-04211-0.

Reviewed by Frank Shuffelton (Department of English, University of Rochester) Published on H-SHEAR (October, 2001)

The Rights Stuff: Jefferson and American Democracy

The Rights Stuff: Jefferson and American Democracy

Author: 
E. M. Halliday
Reviewer: 
Robert M. S. McDonald

McDonald on Halliday, 'Understanding Thomas Jefferson'

E. M. Halliday. Understanding Thomas Jefferson. New York: HarperCollins, 2001. xiii + 284 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-06-019793-3.

Reviewed by Robert M. S. McDonald (Department of History, U. S. Military Academy) Published on H-SHEAR (October, 2001)

Misunderstanding Thomas Jefferson?

Misunderstanding Thomas Jefferson?

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