Reviews

Author: 
Lynette Boney Wrenn
Reviewer: 
James J. Connolly

Connolly on Wrenn, 'Crisis and Commission Government in Memphis: Elite Rule in a Gilded Age City'


Lynette Boney Wrenn. Crisis and Commission Government in Memphis: Elite Rule in a Gilded Age City. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1998. xxiii + 231 pp. $38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87049-997-5.

Reviewed by James J. Connolly (Ball State University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (May, 1998)

Who Governed Gilded Age Memphis?

Author: 
Maurine W. Greenwald, Margo Anderson, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert C. Bannister

Bannister on Greenwald and Anderson, 'Pittsburgh Surveyed: Social Science and Social Reform in the Early Twentieth Century'


Maurine W. Greenwald, Margo Anderson, eds. Pittsburgh Surveyed: Social Science and Social Reform in the Early Twentieth Century. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1996. xi+ 292 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-5610-5; $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-3956-6.

Reviewed by Robert C. Bannister (Swarthmore College)
Published on H-SHGAPE (April, 1998)

Author: 
Lawrence B. Glickman
Reviewer: 
Richard Schneirov

Schneirov on Glickman, 'A Living Wage: American Workers and the Making of Consumer Society'


Lawrence B. Glickman. A Living Wage: American Workers and the Making of Consumer Society. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1997. xvi + 220 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3357-3.

Reviewed by Richard Schneirov (Indiana State University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 1998)

Author: 
Judith A. Dulberger, ed.
Reviewer: 
Kriste Lindenmeyer

Lindenmeyer on Dulberger, '"Mother Donit fore the Best": Correspondence of a Nineteenth-Century Orphan Asylum'


Judith A. Dulberger, ed. "Mother Donit fore the Best": Correspondence of a Nineteenth-Century Orphan Asylum. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1996. xiii + 206 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-2696-1.

Reviewed by Kriste Lindenmeyer (Tennessee Technological University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 1998)

Author: 
Abigail A. Van Slyck
Reviewer: 
Tom Glynn

Glynn on Abigail A. Van Slyck, 'Free to All: Carnegie Libraries and American Culture, 1890-1920' and Slyck, 'Free to All: Carnegie Libraries & American Culture, 1890-1920'


Abigail A. Van Slyck. Free to All: Carnegie Libraries and American Culture, 1890-1920. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. xxvii + 276 pp. Abigail A. Van Slyck. Free to All: Carnegie Libraries & American Culture, 1890-1920. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. xxvii + 276 pp. $47.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-85031-3; $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-85032-0.

Author: 
David M. Fahey
Reviewer: 
K. Austin Kerr

Kerr on Fahey, 'Temperance and Racism: John Bull, Johnny Reb and the Good Templars'


David M. Fahey. Temperance and Racism: John Bull, Johnny Reb and the Good Templars. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1996. xii + 209 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-1984-7.

Reviewed by K. Austin Kerr (Ohio State University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 1998)

Author: 
Bruce Kuklick
Reviewer: 
Clifford Wilcox

Wilcox on Kuklick, 'Puritans in Babylon: The Ancient Near East and American Intellectual Life, 1880-1930'


Bruce Kuklick. Puritans in Babylon: The Ancient Near East and American Intellectual Life, 1880-1930. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996. xii + 253 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-02582-7.

Reviewed by Clifford Wilcox (The Bolles School)
Published on H-SHGAPE (January, 1998)

Author: 
James L. Leloudis
Reviewer: 
David B. Parker

Parker on Leloudis, 'Schooling the New South: Pedagogy, Self, and Society in North Carolina, 1880-1920'


James L. Leloudis. Schooling the New South: Pedagogy, Self, and Society in North Carolina, 1880-1920. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996. xx + 338 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2265-4.

Reviewed by David B. Parker (Kennesaw State University)
Published on H-SHGAPE (November, 1997)

Author: 
Marilyn P. Watkins
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey Ostler

Ostler on Watkins, 'Rural Democracy: Family Farmers and Politics in Western Washington, 1890-1925'


Marilyn P. Watkins. Rural Democracy: Family Farmers and Politics in Western Washington, 1890-1925. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1995. xii + 239 pp. $42.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-3073-2.

Reviewed by Jeffrey Ostler (Department of History, University of Oregon)
Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 1997)

Author: 
Ernest A. McKay
Reviewer: 
Kendrick A. Clements

Clements on McKay, 'Against Wilson and War, 1914-1917'


Ernest A. McKay. Against Wilson and War, 1914-1917. Florida: Krieger Publishing Company, 1996. vii + 219 pp. $23.75 (paper), ISBN 978-1-57524-000-8; $29.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-89464-964-6.

Reviewed by Kendrick A. Clements (University of South Carolina)
Published on H-SHGAPE (April, 1997)

Opponents of American Involvement in World War I

Author: 
Charles W. Calhoun, ed.
Reviewer: 
Ari Hoogenboom

Hoogenboom on Calhoun, 'The Gilded Age: Essays on the Origins of Modern America'


Charles W. Calhoun, ed. The Gilded Age: Essays on the Origins of Modern America. Wilmington, Del.: Scholarly Resources, 1996. xix + 347 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8420-2499-0; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8420-2500-3.

Reviewed by Ari Hoogenboom (History Department, Brooklyn College, City University of New York)
Published on H-SHGAPE (October, 1996)

Author: 
Gail Bederman
Reviewer: 
John McClymer

McClymer on Bederman, 'Manliness & Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917'


Gail Bederman. Manliness & Civilization: A Cultural History of Gender and Race in the United States, 1880-1917. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1995. xiii + 307 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-04138-4.

Reviewed by John McClymer (Department of History, Assumption College)
Published on H-SHGAPE (October, 1996)

Author: 
Tony Smith
Reviewer: 
Robert E. Herzstein

Herzstein on Smith, 'America's Mission: The United States And The Worldwide Struggle For Democracy In The Twentieth Century'


Tony Smith. America's Mission: The United States And The Worldwide Struggle For Democracy In The Twentieth Century. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1994. xviii + 455 pp. $33.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-04466-8; $52.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-03784-4.

Reviewed by Robert E. Herzstein (University of South Carolina)
Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 1996)

Author: 
Michael Kazin
Reviewer: 
Robert D. Johnston

Johnston on Argersinger, 'The Limits of Agrarian Radicalism: Western Populism and American Politics' and Kazin, 'The Populist Persuasion: An American History'


Peter Argersinger. The Limits of Agrarian Radicalism: Western Populism and American Politics. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1995. x + 302 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-0702-0.Michael Kazin. The Populist Persuasion: An American History. New York: Basic Books, 1995. x + 381 pp. $24.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-03793-3.

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