Reviews

Author: 
John H. White
Reviewer: 
John Hepp

Hepp on White, 'Wet Britches and Buddy Boots: A History of Travel in Victorian America'

John H. White. Wet Britches and Buddy Boots: A History of Travel in Victorian America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. xxvi + 512 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-35696-3; ISBN 978-0-253-00558-8.

Reviewed by John Hepp Published on H-SHGAPE (January, 2014) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

From Taxis to Transatlantic Ships: A Quick Look at Travel in Nineteenth-Century America

Author: 
Lewis L. Gould
Reviewer: 
Sidney Bland

Bland on Gould, 'Edith Kermit Roosevelt:Creating the Modern First Lady'

Lewis L. Gould. Edith Kermit Roosevelt:Creating the Modern First Lady. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013. viii + 171 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1902-3.

Reviewed by Sidney Bland Published on H-SHGAPE (January, 2014) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Strong, Effective Direction to the Position of First Lady

Author: 
Thomas Welskopp, Alan Lessoff, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jennifer M. Black

Black on Welskopp and Lessoff, 'Fractured Modernity: America Confronts Modern Times, 1890s to 1940s'

Thomas Welskopp, Alan Lessoff, eds. Fractured Modernity: America Confronts Modern Times, 1890s to 1940s. Munich: Oldenbourg Verlag, 2013. vi + 242 pages. EUR 56.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-486-71695-5.

Reviewed by Jennifer M. Black Published on H-SHGAPE (December, 2013) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Modernity: Ripe with Contradictions

Author: 
H. Paul Thompson Jr
Reviewer: 
Allison Lange

Lange on Thompson Jr, 'A Most Stirring and Significant Episode: Religion and the Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Black Atlanta, 1865-1887'

H. Paul Thompson Jr. A Most Stirring and Significant Episode: Religion and the Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Black Atlanta, 1865-1887. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2013. Illustrations. xiv + 338 pp. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-458-3.

Reviewed by Allison Lange (Brandeis University) Published on H-SHGAPE (December, 2013) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Religion, Race, and Temperance in Postbellum Atlanta

Author: 
Lisa G. Materson
Reviewer: 
Carrie P. Adkins

Adkins on Materson, 'For the Freedom of Her Race: Black Women and Electoral Politics in Illinois, 1877-1932'

Lisa G. Materson. For the Freedom of Her Race: Black Women and Electoral Politics in Illinois, 1877-1932. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. 352 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-0089-5.

Reviewed by Carrie P. Adkins (University of Oregon) Published on H-SHGAPE (November, 2013) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Writing Race, Gender, and Electoral Politics into the Long Civil Rights Movement

Author: 
Vincent Curcio
Reviewer: 
Katie Turner

Turner on Curcio, 'Henry Ford'

Vincent Curcio. Henry Ford. Lives and Legacies Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. xiii + 306 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-531692-6.

Reviewed by Katie Turner Published on H-SHGAPE (October, 2013) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Henry Ford: A Life

Author: 
Robert Cassanello
Reviewer: 
Mark Stanley

Stanley on Cassanello, 'To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville'

Robert Cassanello. To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2013. 192 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-4419-4.

Reviewed by Mark Stanley (University of North Texas-Dallas) Published on H-SHGAPE (October, 2013) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Segregating the South: The Case of Jacksonville, Florida, 1865-1920

Author: 
Robert B. Townsend
Reviewer: 
Brian M. Ingrassia

Ingrassia on Townsend, 'History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940'

Robert B. Townsend. History's Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880-1940. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. xiii + 258 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-92392-5; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-92393-2.

Reviewed by Brian M. Ingrassia (Middle Tennessee State University) Published on H-SHGAPE (October, 2013) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Author: 
Jonathan Rees
Reviewer: 
Robert C. Chidester

Chidester on Rees, 'Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introduction'

Jonathan Rees. Industrialization and the Transformation of American Life: A Brief Introduction. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 2013. xi + 139 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7656-2255-6; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7656-2256-3.

Reviewed by Robert C. Chidester (The Mannik & Smith Group, Inc.) Published on H-SHGAPE (October, 2013) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Reframing the Gilded Age and Progressive Era in the U.S. History Survey

Author: 
Brent Ruswick
Reviewer: 
Stephen Pimpare

Pimpare on Ruswick, 'Almost Worthy: The Poor, Paupers, and the Science of Charity in America, 1877-1917'

Brent Ruswick. Almost Worthy: The Poor, Paupers, and the Science of Charity in America, 1877-1917. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013. xi + 267 pp. $37.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-00634-9.

Reviewed by Stephen Pimpare Published on H-SHGAPE (September, 2013) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Reexamining Scientific Charity

Author: 
Jean M. Yarbrough
Reviewer: 
Paul M. Taillon

Taillon on Yarbrough, 'Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition'

Jean M. Yarbrough. Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition. American Political Thought Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. 400 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1886-6.

Reviewed by Paul M. Taillon (University of Auckland) Published on H-SHGAPE (August, 2013) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

How Theodore Roosevelt Was Not a (Small “r”) Republican

Author: 
Marian Moser Jones
Reviewer: 
Branden Little

Little on Jones, 'The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal'

Marian Moser Jones. The American Red Cross from Clara Barton to the New Deal. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013. 404 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-0738-8.

Reviewed by Branden Little Published on H-SHGAPE (August, 2013) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Continuity and Change: The Transforming American Red Cross and the Dynamics of Humanitarianism

Author: 
Natalie J. Ring
Reviewer: 
Susan W. Thomas

Thomas on Ring, 'The Problem South: Region, Empire, and the New Liberal State, 1880-1930'

Natalie J. Ring. The Problem South: Region, Empire, and the New Liberal State, 1880-1930. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012. xiv + 334 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-2903-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4260-3.

Reviewed by Susan W. Thomas (UNC-Greensboro) Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2013) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

The Imperial South

Author: 
William J. Suarez-Potts
Reviewer: 
Scott E. Randolph

Randolph on Suarez-Potts, 'The Making of Law: The Supreme Court and Labor Legislation in Mexico, 1875-1931'

William J. Suarez-Potts. The Making of Law: The Supreme Court and Labor Legislation in Mexico, 1875-1931. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012. 360 pp. $60 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-7551-9; $60.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8047-8348-4.

Reviewed by Scott E. Randolph (University of Redlands) Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2013) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Labor Law and the Mexican State

Author: 
Fiona Deans Halloran
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Soffer

Soffer on Halloran, 'Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons'

Fiona Deans Halloran. Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. 352 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3587-6.

Reviewed by Jonathan Soffer (NYU-Polytechnic) Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2013) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

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