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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
Stephen F. Knott
Reviewer: 
Sandy Moats

Moats on Knott, 'Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth'

Stephen F. Knott. Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth. American Political Thought. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2002. x + 336 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1157-7.

Reviewed by Sandy Moats (Department of History, University of Redlands) Published on H-SHEAR (March, 2003)

"Taming the Great Beast": The Historical Resurrection of Alexander Hamilton

Author: 
Sandra F. VanBurkleo
Reviewer: 
Allison L. Sneider

Sneider on VanBurkleo, '"Belonging to the World": Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture'

Sandra F. VanBurkleo. "Belonging to the World": Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture. Bicentennial Essays on the Bill of Rights. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. xvii + 409 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-506972-3; $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-506971-6.

Reviewed by Allison L. Sneider (Department of History, Rice University) Published on H-SHEAR (March, 2003)

Author: 
Jonathan D. Sassi
Reviewer: 
Howard Miller

Miller on Sassi, 'A Republic of Righteousness: The Public Christianity of the Post-Revolutionary New England Clergy'

Jonathan D. Sassi. A Republic of Righteousness: The Public Christianity of the Post-Revolutionary New England Clergy. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. viii + 298 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-512989-2.

Reviewed by Howard Miller (Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin) Published on H-SHEAR (November, 2002)

Religion in the Early Republic

Author: 
Richard S. Newman
Reviewer: 
Anthony Iaccarino

Iaccarino on Newman, 'The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic'

Richard S. Newman. The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. xii + 256 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4998-9; $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2671-3.

Reviewed by Anthony Iaccarino (Department of History, Reed College) Published on H-SHEAR (October, 2002)

Author: 
Peter S. Field
Reviewer: 
Susan L. Roberson

Roberson on Field, 'Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Making of a Democratic Intellectual'

Peter S. Field. Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Making of a Democratic Intellectual. Lanham and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002. xv + 253 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8476-8842-5.

Reviewed by Susan L. Roberson (Department of Languages and Literatures, Alabama State University) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2002)

The Public Life of America's Democratic Intellectual

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