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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
David Hackett Fischer, James C. Kelly
Reviewer: 
Jay Gitlin

Gitlin on Fischer and Kelly, 'Bound Away: Virginia and the Westward Movement'

David Hackett Fischer, James C. Kelly. Bound Away: Virginia and the Westward Movement. Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 2000. xvi + 366. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-1774-0.

Reviewed by Jay Gitlin (Yale University) Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2001)

Old Frontiers

Old Frontiers

Author: 
Brian Roberts
Reviewer: 
Gregory L. Kaster

Kaster on Roberts, 'American Alchemy: The California Gold Rush and Middle-Class Culture'

Brian Roberts. American Alchemy: The California Gold Rush and Middle-Class Culture. Cultural Studies of the United States Series. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2000. xii + 328 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-4856-2.

Reviewed by Gregory L. Kaster (Department of History, Gustavus Adolphus College) Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2001)

Author: 
John Resch
Reviewer: 
James Kirby Martin

Martin on Resch, 'Suffering Soldiers: Revolutionary War Veterans, Moral Sentiment, and Political Culture in the Early Republic'

John Resch. Suffering Soldiers: Revolutionary War Veterans, Moral Sentiment, and Political Culture in the Early Republic. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999. xiii + 319 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55849-232-5.

Reviewed by James Kirby Martin (Department of History, University of Houston) Published on H-SHEAR (April, 2001)

Author: 
Karl-Friedrich Walling
Reviewer: 
Doron Ben-Atar

Ben-Atar on Walling, 'Republican Empire: Alexander Hamilton on War and Free Government'

Karl-Friedrich Walling. Republican Empire: Alexander Hamilton on War and Free Government. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1999. xii + 356 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-0970-3.

Reviewed by Doron Ben-Atar (Department of History, Fordham University) Published on H-SHEAR (April, 2001)

War and Liberty in Hamilton's Thought

War and Liberty in Hamilton's Thought

Author: 
Catherine E. Kelly
Reviewer: 
Marla R. Miller

Miller on Kelly, 'In The New England Fashion: Reshaping Women's Lives in the Nineteenth Century'

Catherine E. Kelly. In The New England Fashion: Reshaping Women's Lives in the Nineteenth Century. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1999. 258 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3076-3.

Reviewed by Marla R. Miller (Department of History, University of Massachusetts-Amherst) Published on H-SHEAR (April, 2001)

Rethinking the Rural Transition to Capitalism

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