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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
Bertram Wyatt-Brown
Reviewer: 
John Grammer

Grammer on Wyatt-Brown, 'Hearts of Darkness: Wellsprings of a Southern Literary Tradition'

Bertram Wyatt-Brown. Hearts of Darkness: Wellsprings of a Southern Literary Tradition. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2002. xxvi + 235 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-2822-0; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8071-2844-2.

Reviewed by John Grammer (Department of English, University of the South) Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2004)

The Sad Case of the Southern Writer

Author: 
David J. Siemers
Reviewer: 
R. B. Bernstein

Bernstein on Siemers, 'Ratifying the Republic: Antifederalists and Federalists in Constitutional Time'

David J. Siemers. Ratifying the Republic: Antifederalists and Federalists in Constitutional Time. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002. xvii + 292 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-4106-4.

Reviewed by R. B. Bernstein (New York Law School) Published on H-SHEAR (March, 2004)

Playing by the Rules

Playing by the Rules

Author: 
Susan Zaeske
Reviewer: 
Erica R. Armstrong

Armstrong on Zaeske, 'Signatures of Citizenship: Petitioning, Antislavery, and Women's Political Identity'

Susan Zaeske. Signatures of Citizenship: Petitioning, Antislavery, and Women's Political Identity. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. xiii + 253 pp. ISBN 978-0-8078-5426-6; ISBN 978-0-8078-2759-8.

Reviewed by Erica R. Armstrong (Departments of History, Black Studies, and Women's Studies, University of Delaware) Published on H-SHEAR (January, 2004)

Petitioning for Citizenship

Petitioning for Citizenship

Author: 
Stanley Harrold
Reviewer: 
Michael Pierson

Pierson on Harrold, 'Subversives: Antislavery Community in Washington, D.C., 1828-1865'

Stanley Harrold. Subversives: Antislavery Community in Washington, D.C., 1828-1865. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2003. xv + 280 pp. $71.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-2805-3; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8071-2838-1.

Reviewed by Michael Pierson (Department of History, University of Massachusetts, Lowell) Published on H-SHEAR (December, 2003)

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