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The latest from H-SHEAR...

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)

Author: 
Jean M. Yarbrough
Reviewer: 
Robert M. S. McDonald

McDonald on Yarbrough, 'American Virtues: Thomas Jefferson on the Character of a Free People'


Jean M. Yarbrough. American Virtues: Thomas Jefferson on the Character of a Free People. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998. xxiv + 256 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-0906-2.

Reviewed by Robert M. S. McDonald (United States Military Academy)
Published on H-SHEAR (January, 2000)

The Americans' Constitution

Author: 
Doron Ben-Atar, Barbara B. Oberg, eds.
Reviewer: 
Barry Alan Shain

Shain on Ben-Atar and Oberg, 'Federalists Reconsidered'


Doron Ben-Atar, Barbara B. Oberg, eds. Federalists Reconsidered. Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 1998. ix + 310 pp. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8139-1863-1; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-1819-8.

Reviewed by Barry Alan Shain (Department of Political Science, Colgate University)
Published on H-SHEAR (January, 2000)

Author: 
Donald R. Kennon, ed.
Reviewer: 
Bob Arnebeck

Arnebeck on Kennon, 'A Republic for the Ages: The United States Capitol and the Political Culture of the Early Republic'


Donald R. Kennon, ed. A Republic for the Ages: The United States Capitol and the Political Culture of the Early Republic. Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 1999. xiii + 583 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-1795-5.

Reviewed by Bob Arnebeck (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-SHEAR (January, 2000)

Author: 
Paul Goodman
Reviewer: 
Joanne Pope A. Melish

Melish on Goodman, 'Of One Blood: Abolitionism and the Origins of Racial Equality'


Paul Goodman. Of One Blood: Abolitionism and the Origins of Racial Equality. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1998. xxi + 303. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-20794-3.

Reviewed by Joanne Pope A. Melish (Department of History, University of Kentucky)
Published on H-SHEAR (January, 2000)

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