Reviews

Author: 
Frederick H. Smith
Reviewer: 
Christian Koot

Koot on Smith, 'Caribbean Rum: A Social and Economic History'


Frederick H. Smith. Caribbean Rum: A Social and Economic History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005. xvi + 339 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-2867-5.

Reviewed by Christian Koot (Department of History, Colgate University)
Published on H-Atlantic (August, 2006)

The "Spirit" of the Caribbean

Author: 
P. J. Marshall
Reviewer: 
Scott Breuninger

Breuninger on Marshall, 'The Making and Unmaking of Empires: Britain, India, and America, c. 1750 - 1783'


P. J. Marshall. The Making and Unmaking of Empires: Britain, India, and America, c. 1750 - 1783. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. ix + 398 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-927895-4.

Reviewed by Scott Breuninger (Department of History, University of South Dakota)
Published on H-Atlantic (August, 2006)

Britain at a Crossroads: Two Paths, One Map

Author: 
Russell K. Skowronek, Charles R. Ewen, eds.
Reviewer: 
Neil Kennedy

Kennedy on Skowronek and Ewen, 'X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Piracy'


Russell K. Skowronek, Charles R. Ewen, eds. X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Piracy. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006. xxvi + 339 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-2875-0.

Reviewed by Neil Kennedy (Department of History, Brock University)
Published on H-Atlantic (August, 2006)

Dead Men Tell Few Tales

Author: 
JosÖ© C. Curto
Reviewer: 
Timothy Coates

Coates on Curto, 'Enslaving Spirits: The Portuguese-Brazilian Alcohol Trade at Luanda and its Hinterland, c. 1550-1830'


JosÖ© C. Curto. Enslaving Spirits: The Portuguese-Brazilian Alcohol Trade at Luanda and its Hinterland, c. 1550-1830. Leiden: Brill, 2004. xi + 252 pp. $107.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-13175-0.

Reviewed by Timothy Coates (Department of History, The College of Charleston)
Published on H-Atlantic (July, 2006)

Bacchus's Atlantic Friends

Author: 
Philip Otterness
Reviewer: 
Susanne Lachenicht

Lachenicht on Otterness, 'Becoming German: The 1709 Palatine Migration to New York'


Philip Otterness. Becoming German: The 1709 Palatine Migration to New York. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2004. xiii + 235 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4246-9.

Reviewed by Susanne Lachenicht (Historisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg)
Published on H-Atlantic (July, 2006)

In Search of German Identities

Author: 
Matthew Mulcahy
Reviewer: 
Michael Guasco

Guasco on Mulcahy, 'Hurricanes and Society in the British Greater Caribbean, 1624-1783'


Matthew Mulcahy. Hurricanes and Society in the British Greater Caribbean, 1624-1783. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. ix + 257 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-8223-4.

Reviewed by Michael Guasco (Department of History, Davidson College)
Published on H-Atlantic (July, 2006)

Let's Talk About the Weather

Author: 
Michael A. Gomez
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey A. Fortin

Fortin on Gomez, 'Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora'


Michael A. Gomez. Reversing Sail: A History of the African Diaspora. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. xii + 219 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-00135-9; $63.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-80662-6.

Reviewed by Jeffrey A. Fortin (History Department, University of New Hampshire)
Published on H-Atlantic (July, 2006)

Author: 
Stanley M. Hordes
Reviewer: 
Matt O'Hara

O'Hara on Hordes, 'To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico'


Stanley M. Hordes. To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. 376 pp. $39.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-12936-7.

Reviewed by Matt O'Hara (Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz)
Published on H-Atlantic (July, 2006)

Author: 
Geoffrey Plank
Reviewer: 
Timothy Shannon

Shannon on Plank, 'Rebellion and Savagery: The Jacobite Rising of 1745 and the British Empire'


Geoffrey Plank. Rebellion and Savagery: The Jacobite Rising of 1745 and the British Empire. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006. 259 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3898-3.

Reviewed by Timothy Shannon (Department of History, Gettysburg College)
Published on H-Atlantic (July, 2006)

The Repercussions of Rebellion

Author: 
David Dickson
Reviewer: 
James Patterson

Patterson on Dickson, 'Old World Colony: Cork and South Munster, 1630-1830'


David Dickson. Old World Colony: Cork and South Munster, 1630-1830. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2005. xvii + 726 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-299-21180-6.

Reviewed by James Patterson (Department of History, Centenary College)
Published on H-Atlantic (July, 2006)

Author: 
Celeste Ray, ed.
Reviewer: 
Amanda Epperson

Epperson on Ray, 'Transatlantic Scots'


Celeste Ray, ed. Transatlantic Scots. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2005. xiii + 365 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8173-5240-0; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8173-1473-6.

Reviewed by Amanda Epperson (Department of History, Western Carolina University)
Published on H-Atlantic (July, 2006)

Scottish Heritage in North America

Author: 
Jaap Jacobs
Reviewer: 
Holly Rine

Rine on Jacobs, 'New Netherland: A Dutch Colony in Seventeenth-Century America'


Jaap Jacobs. New Netherland: A Dutch Colony in Seventeenth-Century America. Atlantic World: Brill, 2005. xix + 559 pp. $179.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-12906-1.

Reviewed by Holly Rine (Department of History, Le Moyne College)
Published on H-Atlantic (July, 2006)

Righting the History of New Netherland

Author: 
Alan Fredric Benjamin
Reviewer: 
Aviva Ben-Ur

Ben-Ur on Benjamin, 'Jews of the Dutch Caribbean: Exploring Ethnic Identity on CuraÖ§ao'


Alan Fredric Benjamin. Jews of the Dutch Caribbean: Exploring Ethnic Identity on CuraÖ§ao. London and New York: Routledge, 2002. xii + 200 pp. $75.96 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-415-27439-5.

Reviewed by Aviva Ben-Ur (Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
Published on H-Atlantic (May, 2006)

Fieldwork's Prickly Paths

Author: 
Jonathan I. Israel
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Schorsch

Schorsch on Israel, 'Diasporas within a Diaspora: Jews, Crypto-Jews and the World Maritime Empires, 1540-1740'


Jonathan I. Israel. Diasporas within a Diaspora: Jews, Crypto-Jews and the World Maritime Empires, 1540-1740. Leiden: Brill, 2002. 613 pp. $226.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-12765-4.

Reviewed by Jonathan Schorsch (Department of Religion, Columbia University)
Published on H-Atlantic (May, 2006)

Sephardic Jews in the Atlantic World: Agents and Victims of Empire

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