Reviews

Author: 
Hilary Green
Reviewer: 
Caitlin Verboon

Verboon on Green, 'Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890'


Hilary Green. Educational Reconstruction: African American Schools in the Urban South, 1865-1890. New York: Fordham University Press, 2016. 272 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8232-7012-5.

Reviewed by Caitlin Verboon (University of Maryland, Freedmen and Southern Society Project)
Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Sally G. McMillen
Reviewer: 
Rebecca Zimmer

Zimmer on McMillen, 'Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life'


Sally G. McMillen. Lucy Stone: An Unapologetic Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. xiii + 338 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-977839-3.

Reviewed by Rebecca Zimmer (University of Southern Mississippi)
Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Unrecognized Innovator and Rule Breaker: Lucy Stone’s Life

Author: 
Mary Megan Chapman
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth DeWolfe

DeWolfe on Chapman, 'Becoming Sui Sin Far: Early Fiction, Journalism, and Travel Writing by Edith Maude Eaton'


Mary Megan Chapman. Becoming Sui Sin Far: Early Fiction, Journalism, and Travel Writing by Edith Maude Eaton. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016. 352 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-4722-3; $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4721-6.

Reviewed by Elizabeth DeWolfe (University of New England )
Published on H-SHGAPE (January, 2017)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Mark A. Lause
Reviewer: 
Paul M. Taillon

Taillon on Lause, 'Free Labor: The Civil War and the Making of an American Working Class'


Mark A. Lause. Free Labor: The Civil War and the Making of an American Working Class. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 296 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08086-9.

Reviewed by Paul M. Taillon (University of Auckland)
Published on H-SHGAPE (December, 2016)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Peter Knight
Reviewer: 
Jennifer M. Black

Black on Knight, 'Reading the Market: Genres of Financial Capitalism in Gilded Age America'


Peter Knight. Reading the Market: Genres of Financial Capitalism in Gilded Age America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. 336 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-2060-8.

Reviewed by Jennifer M. Black (Misericordia University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Nancy K. Berlage
Reviewer: 
Dana M. Caldemeyer

Caldemeyer on Berlage, 'Farmers Helping Farmers: The Rise of the Farm and Home Bureaus, 1914-1935'


Nancy K. Berlage. Farmers Helping Farmers: The Rise of the Farm and Home Bureaus, 1914-1935. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016. 320 pp. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-6330-6.

Reviewed by Dana M. Caldemeyer (South Georgia State College)
Published on H-SHGAPE (November, 2016)
Commissioned by Jay W. Driskell

Author: 
Carol Nackenoff, Julie Novkov, eds.
Reviewer: 
Matthew C. Sherman

Sherman on Nackenoff and Novkov, 'Statebuilding from the Margins: Between Reconstruction and the New Deal'


Carol Nackenoff, Julie Novkov, eds. Statebuilding from the Margins: Between Reconstruction and the New Deal. American Governance: Politics, Policy, and Public Law Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014. 320 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4571-4.

Reviewed by Matthew C. Sherman (Institute for Political History )
Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Author: 
Courtney Q. Shah
Reviewer: 
Karen Ross

Ross on Shah, 'Sex Ed, Segregated: The Quest for Sexual Knowledge in Progressive-Era America'


Courtney Q. Shah. Sex Ed, Segregated: The Quest for Sexual Knowledge in Progressive-Era America. Gender and Race in American History Series. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2015. 228 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-535-9.

Reviewed by Karen Ross (Troy University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Progressives, Power, and Sex Education

Author: 
Daniel E. Bender, Jana K. Lipman, eds.
Reviewer: 
April Merleaux

Merleaux on Bender and Lipman, 'Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism'


Daniel E. Bender, Jana K. Lipman, eds. Making the Empire Work: Labor and United States Imperialism. Culture, Labor, History Series. New York: New York University Press, 2015. 384 pp. $89.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-7125-4; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4798-5622-0.

Reviewed by April Merleaux (Florida International University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Labor, Power, and US Expansionism

Author: 
Roger Daniels
Reviewer: 
Bianca Rowlett

Rowlett on Daniels, 'Franklin D. Roosevelt: Road to the New Deal, 1882-1939'


Roger Daniels. Franklin D. Roosevelt: Road to the New Deal, 1882-1939. University of Illinois Press, 2015. pp. $34.95 (hardcover), ISBN 978-0-252-03951-5.

Reviewed by Bianca Rowlett (University of Arkansas)
Published on H-SHGAPE (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

From Progressive to New Dealer: A Political Biography of FDR

Author: 
Phillip E. Myers
Reviewer: 
Nicole Phelps

Phelps on Myers, 'Dissolving Tensions: Rapprochement and Resolution in British-American-Canadian Relations in the Treaty of Washington Era, 1865-1914'


Phillip E. Myers. Dissolving Tensions: Rapprochement and Resolution in British-American-Canadian Relations in the Treaty of Washington Era, 1865-1914. New Studies in US Foreign Relations Series. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2015. 320 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60635-252-6.

Reviewed by Nicole Phelps (University of Vermont)
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2016)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Author: 
Sean P. Holmes
Reviewer: 
Tim Gloege

Gloege on Holmes, 'Weavers of Dreams, Unite!: Actors' Unionism in Early Twentieth-Century America'


Sean P. Holmes. Weavers of Dreams, Unite!: Actors' Unionism in Early Twentieth-Century America. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013. 240 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03748-1.

Reviewed by Tim Gloege (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2016)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

An Actors’ Union or Acting Profession?

Author: 
April Merleaux
Reviewer: 
Sarah Steinbock-Pratt

Steinbock-Pratt on Merleaux, 'Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness'


April Merleaux. Sugar and Civilization: American Empire and the Cultural Politics of Sweetness. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 320 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2251-4.

Reviewed by Sarah Steinbock-Pratt (University of Alabama)
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2016)
Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Refining Empire

Author: 
Michael K. Rosenow
Reviewer: 
Atiba Pertilla

Pertilla on Rosenow, 'Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920'


Michael K. Rosenow. Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2015. xii + 223 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08071-5.

Reviewed by Atiba Pertilla (New York University, German Historical Institute of Washington, DC)
Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2016)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

How "Deathways" Enlivened the Working Class

Author: 
Kevin McGruder
Reviewer: 
Nathan Cardon

Cardon on McGruder, 'Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920'


Kevin McGruder. Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. 296 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16914-1.

Reviewed by Nathan Cardon (University of Birmingham)
Published on H-SHGAPE (December, 2015)
Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

White Ethnics and Black Capitalists: Exploring Racial Diversity in Early Harlem

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