Reviews

Author: 
Lamonte Aidoo
Reviewer: 
Rachael Pasierowska

Pasierowska on Aidoo, 'Slavery Unseen: Sex, Power, and Violence in Brazilian History'

Lamonte Aidoo. Slavery Unseen: Sex, Power, and Violence in Brazilian History. Latin America Otherwise Series. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. 272 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-7129-8; $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-7116-8.

Reviewed by Rachael Pasierowska (Rice University) Published on H-Slavery (June, 2020) Commissioned by Andrew J. Kettler (University of California, Los Angeles)

Author: 
Charles Postel
Reviewer: 
Chris Fobare

Fobare on Postel, 'Equality: An American Dilemma, 1866-1896'

Charles Postel. Equality: An American Dilemma, 1866-1896. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2019. 400 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8090-7963-6

Reviewed by Chris Fobare (Worcester State University) Published on H-Slavery (June, 2020) Commissioned by David M. Prior (University of New Mexico)

Author: 
Padraig Riley
Reviewer: 
Tara Strauch

Strauch on Boles, 'Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty' and Riley, 'Slavery and the Democratic Conscience: Political Life in Jeffersonian America'

John B. Boles. Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty. New York: Basic Books, 2017. 640 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-09468-4Padraig Riley. Slavery and the Democratic Conscience: Political Life in Jeffersonian America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 328 pp. $47.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4749-7.

Author: 
Erna Brodber
Reviewer: 
Justin Iverson

Iverson on Brodber, 'Moments of Cooperation and Incorporation: African American and African Jamaican Connections, 1782-1996'

Erna Brodber. Moments of Cooperation and Incorporation: African American and African Jamaican Connections, 1782-1996. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2019. xv + 184 pp. $50.00 (paper), ISBN 978-976-640-708-7.

Reviewed by Justin Iverson (Northern Illinois University) Published on H-Slavery (April, 2020) Commissioned by Andrew J. Kettler (University of California, Los Angeles)

Author: 
Sophie White
Reviewer: 
Chris Blakley

Blakley on White, 'Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana'

Sophie White. Voices of the Enslaved: Love, Labor, and Longing in French Louisiana. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. 352 pp. $25.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-5404-1.

Reviewed by Chris Blakley (UCLA) Published on H-Slavery (April, 2020) Commissioned by Andrew J. Kettler (University of California, Los Angeles)

Author: 
Márcia Regina Berbel, Rafael de Bivar Marquese, Tâmis Parron
Reviewer: 
Lewis Eliot

Eliot on Berbel and Marquese and Parron, 'Slavery and Politics: Brazil and Cuba, 1790-1850'

Márcia Regina Berbel, Rafael de Bivar Marquese, Tâmis Parron. Slavery and Politics: Brazil and Cuba, 1790-1850. Trans. Leonardo Marques. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2016. 368 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8263-5648-2.

Reviewed by Lewis Eliot (University of South Carolina) Published on H-Slavery (March, 2020) Commissioned by Andrew J. Kettler (University of California, Los Angeles)

Author: 
Michael T. Martin
Reviewer: 
Felix Harcourt

Harcourt on Martin, 'The Birth of a Nation: The Cinematic Past in the Present'

Michael T. Martin. The Birth of a Nation: The Cinematic Past in the Present. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019. 344 pp. $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-04235-4.

Reviewed by Felix Harcourt (Austin College) Published on H-Slavery (March, 2020) Commissioned by David M. Prior (University of New Mexico)

Author: 
Michael W. Fitzgerald
Reviewer: 
Keith McCall

McCall on Fitzgerald, 'Reconstruction in Alabama: From Civil War to Redemption in the Cotton South'

Michael W. Fitzgerald. Reconstruction in Alabama: From Civil War to Redemption in the Cotton South. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017. 464 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-6606-2.

Reviewed by Keith McCall (Rice University) Published on H-Slavery (March, 2020) Commissioned by Andrew J. Kettler (University of California, Los Angeles)

Author: 
Matthew J. Clavin
Reviewer: 
Evan Kutzler

Kutzler on Clavin, 'The Battle of the Negro Fort: The Rise and Fall of a Fugitive Slave Community'

Matthew J. Clavin. The Battle of the Negro Fort: The Rise and Fall of a Fugitive Slave Community. New York: New York University Press, 2019. 272 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-3733-5.

Reviewed by Evan Kutzler (Georgia Southwestern State University) Published on H-Slavery (March, 2020) Commissioned by Andrew J. Kettler (University of California, Los Angeles)

Author: 
Lawrence Aje, Catherine Armstrong, eds.
Reviewer: 
James Almeida

Almeida on Aje and Armstrong, 'The Many Faces of Slavery: New Perspectives on Slave Ownership and Experiences in the Americas'

Lawrence Aje, Catherine Armstrong, eds. The Many Faces of Slavery: New Perspectives on Slave Ownership and Experiences in the Americas. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019. 257 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-07143-8.

Reviewed by James Almeida (Harvard University) Published on H-Slavery (February, 2020) Commissioned by Andrew J. Kettler (University of California, Los Angeles)

Author: 
Readex, American Antiquarian Society
Reviewer: 
Amanda McGee

McGee on Readex and American Antiquarian Society, 'The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922'

Readex, American Antiquarian Society. The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922. Naples: Readex, 2017. Document Database.

Reviewed by Amanda McGee (University of Arkansas) Published on H-Slavery (February, 2020) Commissioned by Andrew J. Kettler (University of California, Los Angeles)

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Author: 
Kay Wright Lewis
Reviewer: 
Robert Colby

Colby on Lewis, 'A Curse upon the Nation: Race, Freedom, and Extermination in America and the Atlantic World'

Kay Wright Lewis. A Curse upon the Nation: Race, Freedom, and Extermination in America and the Atlantic World. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2017. 292 pp. $64.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-5127-8.

Reviewed by Robert Colby (Christopher Newport University) Published on H-Slavery (February, 2020) Commissioned by Andrew J. Kettler (University of California, Los Angeles)

Author: 
Cristin Ellis
Reviewer: 
Chris Dingwall

Dingwall on Ellis, 'Antebellum Posthuman: Race and Materiality in the Mid-Nineteenth Century'

Cristin Ellis. Antebellum Posthuman: Race and Materiality in the Mid-Nineteenth Century. New York: Fordham University Press, 2018. 300 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-7845-9; $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-7844-2.

Reviewed by Chris Dingwall (Oakland University) Published on H-Slavery (January, 2020) Commissioned by Andrew J. Kettler (University of California, Los Angeles)

Author: 
April E. Holm
Reviewer: 
Evan C. Rothera

Rothera on Holm, 'A Kingdom Divided: Evangelicals, Loyalty, and Sectionalism in the Civil War Era'

April E. Holm. A Kingdom Divided: Evangelicals, Loyalty, and Sectionalism in the Civil War Era. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War Series. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2017. 288 pp. $47.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-6771-7.

Author: 
Jim Jordan
Reviewer: 
Chris Blakley

Blakley on Jordan, 'The Slave-Trader's Letter-Book: Charles Lamar, the Wanderer, and Other Tales of the African Slave Trade'

Jim Jordan. The Slave-Trader's Letter-Book: Charles Lamar, the Wanderer, and Other Tales of the African Slave Trade. UnCivil Wars Series. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2018. 352 pp. $32.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-5196-4; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-5687-7.

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