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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
Michael Sappol
Reviewer: 
Deborah Kuhn McGregor

McGregor on Sappol, 'A Traffic of Dead Bodies: Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in Nineteenth-Century America'

Michael Sappol. A Traffic of Dead Bodies: Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in Nineteenth-Century America. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2002. xii + 430 pp. $24.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-05925-9.

Reviewed by Deborah Kuhn McGregor (Departments of History and Women's Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 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

Author: 
Colin Wells
Reviewer: 
Robert J. Imholt

Imholt on Wells, 'The Devil and Doctor Dwight: Satire and Theology in the Early American Republic'

Colin Wells. The Devil and Doctor Dwight: Satire and Theology in the Early American Republic. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. x + 254 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5383-2; $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2715-4.

Reviewed by Robert J. Imholt (Albertus Magnus College) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2002)

Author: 
Reeve Huston
Reviewer: 
Thomas N. Baker

Baker on Huston, 'Land and Freedom: Rural Society, Popular Protest, and Party Politics in Antebellum New York'

Reeve Huston. Land and Freedom: Rural Society, Popular Protest, and Party Politics in Antebellum New York. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. ix + 291 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-513600-5.

Reviewed by Thomas N. Baker (State University of New York, Potsdam) Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2002)

Author: 
Donna J. Rilling
Reviewer: 
Joshua M. Greenberg

Greenberg on Rilling, 'Making Houses, Crafting Capitalism: Builders in Philadelphia, 1790-1850'

Donna J. Rilling. Making Houses, Crafting Capitalism: Builders in Philadelphia, 1790-1850. Early American Studies. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. xii + 261 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3580-7.

Reviewed by Joshua M. Greenberg (Department of History, American University) Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2002)

House as a Life

House as a Life

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