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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
Midori Takagi
Reviewer: 
Douglas R. Egerton

Egerton on Takagi, '"Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction": Slavery in Richmond, Virginia, 1782-1865'

Midori Takagi. "Rearing Wolves to Our Own Destruction": Slavery in Richmond, Virginia, 1782-1865. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999. xi + 187 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-1834-1.

Reviewed by Douglas R. Egerton (Department of History, Le Moyne College) Published on H-SHEAR (August, 2000)

Slavery in the Cities Reconsidered

Author: 
Joel Silbey, ed.
Reviewer: 
Robert Cook

Cook on Silbey, 'The American Party Battle: Election Campaign Pamphlets'

Joel Silbey, ed. The American Party Battle: Election Campaign Pamphlets. Cambridge, Mass, and London, England: Harvard University Press, 1999. xxiv + 284 pp. and xxi + 272 pp. $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-674-02646-9.

Reviewed by Robert Cook (Department of History, University of Sheffield, UK) Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2000)

Author: 
Kimberly K. Smith
Reviewer: 
Johanna Shields

Shields on Smith, 'The Dominion of Violence: Riot, Reason & Romance in Antebellum Politics'

Kimberly K. Smith. The Dominion of Violence: Riot, Reason & Romance in Antebellum Politics. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1999. viii + 318 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-0957-4.

Reviewed by Johanna Shields (Humanities Center, University of Alabama in Huntsville) Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2000)

Speaking Politically

Author: 
James Bagwell
Reviewer: 
Tim Lockley

Lockley on Bagwell, 'Rice Gold: James Hamilton Couper and Plantation Life on the Georgia Coast'

James Bagwell. Rice Gold: James Hamilton Couper and Plantation Life on the Georgia Coast. Macon, Ga: Mercer University Press, 2000. xvi + 191 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-86554-651-6.

Reviewed by Tim Lockley (University of Warwick, England) Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2000)

Author: 
Jeffrey Robert Young
Reviewer: 
Christer Petley

Petley on Young, 'Domesticating Slavery: The Master Class in Georgia and South Carolina, 1670-1837'

Jeffrey Robert Young. Domesticating Slavery: The Master Class in Georgia and South Carolina, 1670-1837. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1999. xii + 336 pp. $49.95 (cloth) ISBN 0-8078-2490-9; $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4776-3; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2490-0.

Reviewed by Christer Petley (Department of History, University of Warwick, England) Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2000)

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