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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
Andrew Burstein
Reviewer: 
Konstantin Dierks

Dierks on Burstein, 'Sentimental Democracy: The Evolution of America's Romantic Self-Image'


Andrew Burstein. Sentimental Democracy: The Evolution of America's Romantic Self-Image. New York: Hill & Wang, 1999. xxi + 406 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8090-8535-4.

Reviewed by Konstantin Dierks (McNeil Center for Early American Studies, and History Department, Moravian College)
Published on H-SHEAR (November, 1999)

Author: 
Edward L. Widmer
Reviewer: 
William T. Kerrigan

Kerrigan on Widmer, 'Young America: The Flowering of Democracy in New York City'


Edward L. Widmer. Young America: The Flowering of Democracy in New York City. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999. viii + 290 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-510050-1.

Reviewed by William T. Kerrigan (Department of History, Muskingum College)
Published on H-SHEAR (November, 1999)

Author: 
Norma Basch
Reviewer: 
Ruth H. Bloch

Bloch on Basch, 'Framing American Divorce: From the Revolutionary Generation to the Victorians'


Norma Basch. Framing American Divorce: From the Revolutionary Generation to the Victorians. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1999. xii + 237 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-21490-3.

Reviewed by Ruth H. Bloch (Department of History, UCLA)
Published on H-SHEAR (November, 1999)

The Revolutionary Legacy of Divorce

Author: 
Jan Todd
Reviewer: 
Thomas A. Chambers

Chambers on Todd, 'Physical Culture and the Body Beautiful: Purposive Exercise in the Lives of American Women1800-1875'


Jan Todd. Physical Culture and the Body Beautiful: Purposive Exercise in the Lives of American Women1800-1875. Macon, Georgia: Mercer University Press, 1998. ix + 369 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-86554-561-8.

Reviewed by Thomas A. Chambers (Department of History, Siena College)
Published on H-SHEAR (November, 1999)

Equality through Exercise

Author: 
Larry E. Tise
Reviewer: 
Joyce Appleby

Appleby on Tise, 'The American Counterrevolution: A Retreat From Liberty 1783-1800'


Larry E. Tise. The American Counterrevolution: A Retreat From Liberty 1783-1800. Mechanicsburg, Pa.: Stackpole Books, 1999. 672 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8117-0100-6.

Reviewed by Joyce Appleby (Department of History, UCLA)
Published on H-SHEAR (October, 1999)

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