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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
Scott E. Casper
Reviewer: 
Edith B. Gelles

Gelles on Casper, 'Constructing American Lives: Biography and Culture in Nineteenth-Century America'


Scott E. Casper. Constructing American Lives: Biography and Culture in Nineteenth-Century America. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1999. xii + 331 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4765-7; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2462-7.

Reviewed by Edith B. Gelles (Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University)
Published on H-SHEAR (March, 2000)

Author: 
Mark E. Brandon
Reviewer: 
Mark E. Hall

Hall on Brandon, 'Free in the World: American Slavery and Constitutional Failure'


Mark E. Brandon. Free in the World: American Slavery and Constitutional Failure. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998. 248 pp. $39.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-01581-1.

Reviewed by Mark E. Hall (Department of Political Science, East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma)
Published on H-SHEAR (February, 2000)

Author: 
Amy Dru Stanley
Reviewer: 
Daniel Hamilton

Hamilton on Stanley, 'From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Era of Slave Emanipation'


Amy Dru Stanley. From Bondage to Contract: Wage Labor, Marriage, and the Market in the Era of Slave Emanipation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. xvi + 277 pp. $27.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-63526-4; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-41470-8.

Reviewed by Daniel Hamilton (Harvard University)
Published on H-SHEAR (February, 2000)

Author: 
Rebecca Starr
Reviewer: 
Gregory D. Massey

Massey on Starr, 'A School for Politics: Commercial Lobbying and Political Culture in Early South Carolina'


Rebecca Starr. A School for Politics: Commercial Lobbying and Political Culture in Early South Carolina. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. x + 218 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-5832-1.

Reviewed by Gregory D. Massey (Department of History and Political Science, Freed-Hardeman University.)
Published on H-SHEAR (February, 2000)

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