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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
Michael J. Connolly
Reviewer: 
Lex Renda

Renda on Connolly, 'Capitalism, Politics, and Railroads in Jacksonian New England'

Michael J. Connolly. Capitalism, Politics, and Railroads in Jacksonian New England. Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 2003. xi + 210 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-1499-7.

Reviewed by Lex Renda (Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) Published on H-SHEAR (December, 2004)

Author: 
Michael D. Pierson
Reviewer: 
Christopher Padgett

Padgett on Michael D. Pierson, 'Free Hearts and Free Homes: Gender and American Antislavery Politics' and Pierson, 'Free Hearts, Free Homes: Gender and American Antislavery Politics'

Michael D. Pierson. Free Hearts and Free Homes: Gender and American Antislavery Politics. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. xiii + 250 pp. Michael D. Pierson. Free Hearts, Free Homes: Gender and American Antislavery Politics. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. xiii + 250 pp. ISBN 978-0-8078-2782-6; ISBN 978-0-8078-5455-6.

Author: 
Michael Zakim
Reviewer: 
Gayle Fischer

Fischer on Zakim, 'Ready-Made Democracy: A History of Men's Dress in the American Republic, 1760-1860'

Michael Zakim. Ready-Made Democracy: A History of Men's Dress in the American Republic, 1760-1860. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. x + 296 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-97793-5.

Reviewed by Gayle Fischer (Department of History, Salem State College) Published on H-SHEAR (December, 2004)

What Will You Wear to the Revolution?

Author: 
Bruce H. Mann
Reviewer: 
Patricia L. Rogers

Rogers on Mann, 'Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence'

Bruce H. Mann. Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002. viii + 344 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-00902-8.

Reviewed by Patricia L. Rogers (Department of History, Western Michigan University) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2004)

A "High and Improved State"?: Debt and the New Republic

Author: 
Richard Cullen Rath
Reviewer: 
Peter Leavenworth

Leavenworth on Rath, 'How Early America Sounded'

Richard Cullen Rath. How Early America Sounded. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2003. xi + 227 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4126-4.

Reviewed by Peter Leavenworth (Department of History, University of New Hampshire) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2004)

Learning to Read about Hearing Differently

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