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The latest from H-SHEAR...

Author: 
Michael Durey
Reviewer: 
Paul K. Longmore

Longmore on Durey, 'Transatlantic Radicals and the Early American Republic'

Michael Durey. Transatlantic Radicals and the Early American Republic. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1997. xi + 425 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-0823-2.

Reviewed by Paul K. Longmore (San Francisco State University) Published on H-SHEAR (October, 1997)

America's First Immigrant Radicals

Author: 
Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe
Reviewer: 
Ruth Alden Doan

Doan on Hambrick-Stowe, 'Charles G. Finney and the Spirit of American Evangelicalism'

Charles E. Hambrick-Stowe. Charles G. Finney and the Spirit of American Evangelicalism. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1996. xvii + 317 pp. $15.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8028-0129-6.

Reviewed by Ruth Alden Doan (Hollins College) Published on H-SHEAR (October, 1997)

Searching for Charles Grandison Finney

Author: 
William G. Shade
Reviewer: 
K. R. Constantine Gutzman

Gutzman on Shade, 'Democratizing the Old Dominion: Virginia and the Second Party System, 1824-1861'

William G. Shade. Democratizing the Old Dominion: Virginia and the Second Party System, 1824-1861. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1996. xvii + 365 pp. $49.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-1654-5.

Reviewed by K. R. Constantine Gutzman (Department of History, University of Virginia) Published on H-SHEAR (October, 1997)

From Planters' Republic to Confederate Keystone

Author: 
Tommy L. Bogger
Reviewer: 
James D. Watkinson

Watkinson on Bogger, 'Free Blacks in Norfolk, Virginia, 1790-1860: The Darker Side of Freedom'

Tommy L. Bogger. Free Blacks in Norfolk, Virginia, 1790-1860: The Darker Side of Freedom. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1997. xiii + 264 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-1690-3.

Reviewed by James D. Watkinson (Library of Virginia) Published on H-SHEAR (October, 1997)

Author: 
Len Travers
Reviewer: 
Ronald Schultz

Schultz on Travers, 'Celebrating the Fourth: Independence Day and the Rites of Nationalism in the Early Republic'

Len Travers. Celebrating the Fourth: Independence Day and the Rites of Nationalism in the Early Republic. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1997. x + 278 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55849-060-4.

Reviewed by Ronald Schultz (University of Wyoming) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 1997)

Precocious Nationalism?

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