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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
Thomas N. Baker
Reviewer: 
Ronald J. Zboray

Zboray on Baker, 'Sentiment & Celebrity: Nathaniel Parker Willis and the Trials of Literary Fame'


Thomas N. Baker. Sentiment & Celebrity: Nathaniel Parker Willis and the Trials of Literary Fame. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. xii + 252 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-512073-8.

Reviewed by Ronald J. Zboray (Georgia State University)
Published on H-SHEAR (December, 1999)

Author: 
Michael F. Holt
Reviewer: 
Daniel Feller

Feller on Holt, 'The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War'


Michael F. Holt. The Rise and Fall of the American Whig Party: Jacksonian Politics and the Onset of the Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. xviii + 1248 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-505544-3.

Reviewed by Daniel Feller (Department of History, University of New Mexico)
Published on H-SHEAR (December, 1999)

A REQUIEM FOR THE WHIGS

Author: 
Karen Halttunen
Reviewer: 
Lee Chambers-Schiller

Chambers-Schiller on Halttunen, 'Murder Most Foul: The Killer and the American Gothic Imagination'


Karen Halttunen. Murder Most Foul: The Killer and the American Gothic Imagination. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998. xiv + 322 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-58855-4.

Reviewed by Lee Chambers-Schiller (Department of History, University of Colorado at Boulder)
Published on H-SHEAR (November, 1999)

Making Sense of Murder and Murderers in America

Author: 
Karen Halttunen
Reviewer: 
Randolph Roth

Roth on Halttunen, 'Murder Most Foul: The Killer and the American Gothic Imagination'


Karen Halttunen. Murder Most Foul: The Killer and the American Gothic Imagination. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1998. xiv + 322 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-58855-4.

Reviewed by Randolph Roth (Ohio State University)
Published on H-SHEAR (November, 1999)

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