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The latest from H-SHEAR...

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)

Author: 
Jane Rhodes
Reviewer: 
Shirley J. Yee

Yee on Rhodes, 'Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century'


Jane Rhodes. Mary Ann Shadd Cary: The Black Press and Protest in the Nineteenth Century. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1998. xviii + 284 pp. $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-21350-1; $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-33446-6.

Reviewed by Shirley J. Yee (Department of Women Studies, University of Washington)
Published on H-SHEAR (July, 1999)

Author: 
Hugh Davis
Reviewer: 
Leo P. Hirrel

Hirrel on Davis, 'Leonard Bacon: New England Reformer and Antislavery Moderate'


Hugh Davis. Leonard Bacon: New England Reformer and Antislavery Moderate. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998. xi + 293 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-2287-7.

Reviewed by Leo P. Hirrel (U.S. Army Center of Military History)
Published on H-SHEAR (July, 1999)

Author: 
C. Edward Skeen
Reviewer: 
Michael P. Gabriel

Gabriel on Skeen, 'Citizen Soldiers in the War of 1812'


C. Edward Skeen. Citizen Soldiers in the War of 1812. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1999. viii + 229 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-2089-8.

Reviewed by Michael P. Gabriel (Department of History, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania)
Published on H-SHEAR (July, 1999)

The Militia and the War of 1812

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