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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
Buckner F. Melton, Jr.
Reviewer: 
Andrew S. Rotter

Rotter on Melton, 'The First Impeachment: The Constitution's Framers and the Case of Senator William Blount'

Buckner F. Melton, Jr. The First Impeachment: The Constitution's Framers and the Case of Senator William Blount. Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press, 1998. xiii + 344 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-86554-597-7.

Reviewed by Andrew S. Rotter (Department of History, University of California, Irvine) Published on H-SHEAR (May, 1999)

Original Intent and Impeachment

Author: 
Marli F. Weiner
Reviewer: 
Jill Hough

Hough on Marli F. Weiner, 'Mistresses and Slaves: Plantation Women in South Carolina, 1830-1880' and Weiner, 'Mistresses and Slaves: Plantation Women in South Carolina, 1830-80'

Marli F. Weiner. Mistresses and Slaves: Plantation Women in South Carolina, 1830-1880. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997. xii + 308 pp. Marli F. Weiner. Mistresses and Slaves: Plantation Women in South Carolina, 1830-80. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1998. xii + 308 pp. $23.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-06623-8; $45.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-02322-4.

Author: 
John Harley Warner
Reviewer: 
Michael L. Dorn

Dorn on Warner, 'Against the Spirit of System: The French Impulse in Nineteenth-Century American Medicine'

John Harley Warner. Against the Spirit of System: The French Impulse in Nineteenth-Century American Medicine. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1998. x + 459 pp. $49.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-01203-2.

Reviewed by Michael L. Dorn (Department of Geography, University of Kentucky) Published on H-SHEAR (April, 1999)

Author: 
John S. Haller
Reviewer: 
Gretchen A. Adams

Adams on Haller, 'Kindly Medicine: Physio-Medicalism in America, 1836-1911'

John S. Haller. Kindly Medicine: Physio-Medicalism in America, 1836-1911. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1997. xv + 207 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87338-577-0.

Reviewed by Gretchen A. Adams (University of New Hampshire) Published on H-SHEAR (April, 1999)

Author: 
Charles Colbert
Reviewer: 
Michael Sappol

Sappol on Colbert, 'A Measure of Perfection: Phrenology and the Fine Arts in America'

Charles Colbert. A Measure of Perfection: Phrenology and the Fine Arts in America. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. xvi + 441 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4673-5; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2370-5.

Reviewed by Michael Sappol (National Library of Medicine) Published on H-SHEAR (April, 1999)

A Full Measure of Phrenology

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