Reviews

Author: 
Douglas B. Chambers
Reviewer: 
Gloria Chuku

Chuku on Chambers, 'Murder at Montpelier: Igbo Africans in Virginia'

Douglas B. Chambers. Murder at Montpelier: Igbo Africans in Virginia. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2005. x + 325 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57806-706-0.

Reviewed by Gloria Chuku (Department of History, Millersville University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Atlantic (October, 2006)

Enslaved Igbo and the Foundation of Afro-Virginia Slave Culture and Society

Author: 
Kieran Quinlan
Reviewer: 
Margaret Sankey

Sankey on Quinlan, 'Strange Kin: Ireland and the American South'

Kieran Quinlan. Strange Kin: Ireland and the American South. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005. xi + 289 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-2983-8.

Reviewed by Margaret Sankey (Department of History, Minnesota State University Moorhead) Published on H-Atlantic (September, 2006)

Myth and History in Ireland and the American South

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: 
Nabil Matar
Reviewer: 
Robert Allison

Allison on Matar, 'Britain and Barbary, 1589-1689'

Nabil Matar. Britain and Barbary, 1589-1689. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005. xiii + 241 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-2871-2; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8130-3076-0.

Reviewed by Robert Allison (Department of History, Suffolk University) Published on H-Atlantic (August, 2006)

The Barbary Origins of the British Empire

Author: 
Gwendolyn Midlo Hall
Reviewer: 
Alexander X. Byrd

Byrd on Hall, 'Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links'

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall. Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005. xxi + 225 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2973-8.

Reviewed by Alexander X. Byrd (Rice University) Published on H-Atlantic (August, 2006)

Africans in the Americas

Author: 
Bertrand Van Ruymbeke
Reviewer: 
Bradford Wood

Wood on Ruymbeke, 'From New Babylon to Eden: The Huguenots and Their Migration to Colonial South Carolina'

Bertrand Van Ruymbeke. From New Babylon to Eden: The Huguenots and Their Migration to Colonial South Carolina. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2006. xviii + 396 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57003-583-8.

Reviewed by Bradford Wood (Department of History, Eastern Kentucky University) Published on H-Atlantic (August, 2006)

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

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