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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
Cynthia A. Kierner
Reviewer: 
Kirsten E. Wood

Wood on Kierner, 'Beyond the Household: Women's Place in the Early South, 1700-1835'


Cynthia A. Kierner. Beyond the Household: Women's Place in the Early South, 1700-1835. Ithaca, N.Y., and London: Cornell University Press, 1998. xii + 295 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3453-2; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-8462-9.

Reviewed by Kirsten E. Wood (Department of History, Florida International University)
Published on H-SHEAR (September, 1999)

Author: 
Anya Jabour
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Cole

Cole on Jabour, 'Marriage in the Early Republic: Elizabeth and William Wirt and the Companionate Ideal'


Anya Jabour. Marriage in the Early Republic: Elizabeth and William Wirt and the Companionate Ideal. Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. ix + 217 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-5877-2.

Reviewed by Stephanie Cole (Department of History, University of Texas-Arlington)
Published on H-SHEAR (September, 1999)

A Marriage in the Early Republic

Author: 
William C. Dowling
Reviewer: 
Matthew Rainbow Hale

Hale on Dowling, 'Literary Federalism in the Age of Jefferson: Joseph Dennie and the _The Port Folio_, 1801-1812'


William C. Dowling. Literary Federalism in the Age of Jefferson: Joseph Dennie and the _The Port Folio_, 1801-1812. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1999. xv + 127 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57003-243-1.

Reviewed by Matthew Rainbow Hale (Brandeis University.)
Published on H-SHEAR (September, 1999)

Author: 
William R. Sutton
Reviewer: 
Frank Towers

Towers on Sutton, 'Journeymen for Jesus: Evangelical Artisans Confront Capitalism in Jacksonian Baltimore'


William R. Sutton. Journeymen for Jesus: Evangelical Artisans Confront Capitalism in Jacksonian Baltimore. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 1998. xvi + 351 pp. $36.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-271-01773-0; $94.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-271-01772-3.

Reviewed by Frank Towers (History Dept., Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey)
Published on H-SHEAR (August, 1999)

Author: 
Jenny Bourne Wahl
Reviewer: 
Tim Huebner

Huebner on Wahl, 'The Bondsman's Burden: An Economic Analysis of the Common Law of Southern Slavery'


Jenny Bourne Wahl. The Bondsman's Burden: An Economic Analysis of the Common Law of Southern Slavery. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. xii + 277 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-59238-3.

Reviewed by Tim Huebner (Department of History, Rhodes College)
Published on H-SHEAR (August, 1999)

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