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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
Gary Laderman
Reviewer: 
Ed Hatton

Hatton on Laderman, 'The Sacred Remains: American Attitudes toward Death, 1799-1883'

Gary Laderman. The Sacred Remains: American Attitudes toward Death, 1799-1883. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1996. xi + 227 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-06432-2.

Reviewed by Ed Hatton (Dublin, Ireland) Published on H-SHEAR (August, 1998)

Author: 
Christopher Phillips
Reviewer: 
Laura Croghan Kamoie

Kamoie on Phillips, 'Freedom's Port: The African American Community of Baltimore, 1790-1860'

Christopher Phillips. Freedom's Port: The African American Community of Baltimore, 1790-1860. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997. iii + 350 pp. $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-06618-4; $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-02315-6.

Reviewed by Laura Croghan Kamoie (College of William and Mary) Published on H-SHEAR (August, 1998)

A Port in the Storm

Author: 
T. Stephen Whitman
Reviewer: 
James D. Watkinson

Watkinson on Whitman, 'The Price of Freedom: Slavery and Manumission in Baltimore and Early National Maryland'

T. Stephen Whitman. The Price of Freedom: Slavery and Manumission in Baltimore and Early National Maryland. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1997. 238 pp. $35.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-2004-1.

Reviewed by James D. Watkinson (Library of Virginia) Published on H-SHEAR (August, 1998)

Author: 
Eric Robert Papenfuse
Reviewer: 
James C. Foley

Foley on Papenfuse, 'The Evils of Necessity: Robert Goodloe Harper and the Moral Dilemma of Slavery'

Eric Robert Papenfuse. The Evils of Necessity: Robert Goodloe Harper and the Moral Dilemma of Slavery. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1997. x + 160 pp. $18.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87169-871-1.

Reviewed by James C. Foley (University of Mississippi) Published on H-SHEAR (August, 1998)

Robert Goodloe Harper: Self-Deceived Man of the Early Republic?

Author: 
Robert S. Quimby
Reviewer: 
Ricardo A. Herrera

Herrera on Quimby, 'The U.S. Army in the War of 1812: An Operational and Command Study'

Robert S. Quimby. The U.S. Army in the War of 1812: An Operational and Command Study. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1997. viii + 1054 pp. $85.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87013-441-8.

Reviewed by Ricardo A. Herrera (Department of History and Geography, Texas Lutheran University) Published on H-SHEAR (July, 1998)

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