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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
John R. McKivigan, Mitchell Snay, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jon Sensbach

Sensbach on McKivigan and Snay, 'Religion and the Antebellum Debate Over Slavery'


John R. McKivigan, Mitchell Snay, eds. Religion and the Antebellum Debate Over Slavery. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1998. viii + 391 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-2076-2; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-1972-8.

Reviewed by Jon Sensbach (Department of History, University of Florida)
Published on H-SHEAR (January, 2000)

Author: 
C. Bradley Thompson
Reviewer: 
Richard A. Samuelson

Samuelson on Thompson, 'John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty'


C. Bradley Thompson. John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998. xix + 340 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-0915-4.

Reviewed by Richard A. Samuelson (University of Virginia)
Published on H-SHEAR (January, 2000)

Constitutional Architecture, the Principles of Liberty, andSoulcraft

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)

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