Reviews

Author: 
Christine Bold
Reviewer: 
Boyd Cothran

Cothran on Bold, 'The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924'

Christine Bold. The Frontier Club: Popular Westerns and Cultural Power, 1880-1924. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 320 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-973179-4.

Reviewed by Boyd Cothran (York University) Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2013) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Cultural Power and the Making of the Popular Western

Author: 
Jeffrey Marcos Garcilazo
Reviewer: 
Joshua Specht

Specht on Garcilazo, 'Traqueros: Mexican Railroad Workers in the United States, 1870 to 1930'

Jeffrey Marcos Garcilazo. Traqueros: Mexican Railroad Workers in the United States, 1870 to 1930. Al Filo: Mexican American Studies Series. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2012. 256 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57441-464-6.

Reviewed by Joshua Specht (Harvard University) Published on H-SHGAPE (June, 2013) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Along the Rails: Mexican American Rail Work and Community Formation

Author: 
Robin Bernstein
Reviewer: 
Ryan Anderson

Anderson on Bernstein, 'Racial Innocence: Performing Childhood and Race from Slavery to Civil Rights'

Robin Bernstein. Racial Innocence: Performing Childhood and Race from Slavery to Civil Rights. New York: New York University Press, 2011. xi + 307 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-8707-6; $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-8708-3.

Reviewed by Ryan Anderson Published on H-SHGAPE (April, 2013) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Author: 
Wanda M. Corn, Charlene G. Garfinkle, Annelise K. Madsen
Reviewer: 
Karen McNeill

McNeill on Corn and Garfinkle and Madsen, 'Women Building History: Public Art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition'

Wanda M. Corn, Charlene G. Garfinkle, Annelise K. Madsen. Women Building History: Public Art at the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. xi + 265 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-24111-4.

Reviewed by Karen McNeill Published on H-SHGAPE (April, 2013) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Envisioning the Post-Victorian Woman

Author: 
Ellen Gruber Garvey
Reviewer: 
James Adams

Adams on Garvey, 'Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance'

Ellen Gruber Garvey. Writing with Scissors: American Scrapbooks from the Civil War to the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 320 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-992769-2.

Reviewed by James Adams (jha11@psu.edu) Published on H-SHGAPE (April, 2013) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Creating Private Histories Out of Public Words

Author: 
Dirk Bönker
Reviewer: 
Patrick M. Kirkwood

Kirkwood on Bönker, 'Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States Before World War I'

Dirk Bönker. Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States Before World War I. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012. x + 421 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5040-2.

Reviewed by Patrick M. Kirkwood (Central Michigan University) Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2013) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Author: 
Paula Baker
Reviewer: 
Tom Dorrance

Dorrance on Baker, 'Curbing Campaign Cash: Henry Ford, Truman Newberry, and the Politics of Progressive Reform'

Paula Baker. Curbing Campaign Cash: Henry Ford, Truman Newberry, and the Politics of Progressive Reform. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. 208 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1863-7.

Reviewed by Tom Dorrance Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2013) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Just Politics

Author: 
N. E. H. Hull
Reviewer: 
Robert W. Burg

Burg on Hoffer, 'Plessy v. Ferguson: Race and Inequality in Jim Crow America' and Hull, 'The Woman Who Dared to Vote: The Trial of Susan B. Anthony'

Williamjames Hull Hoffer. Plessy v. Ferguson: Race and Inequality in Jim Crow America. Landmark Law Cases and American Society Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. ix + 219 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1846-0; $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7006-1847-7.N. E. H. Hull. The Woman Who Dared to Vote: The Trial of Susan B. Anthony.

Author: 
Emily Rosenberg, ed.
Reviewer: 
Ian Tyrrell

Tyrrell on Rosenberg, 'A World Connecting, 1870–1945'

Emily Rosenberg, ed. A World Connecting, 1870–1945. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2012. 1168 S. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04721-1.

Reviewed by Ian Tyrrell Published on H-SHGAPE (March, 2013) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

A Shrinking World in the Age of Empires and Extremes, 1870-1945

Author: 
W. Fitzhugh Brundage, ed.
Reviewer: 
Peter Catapano

Catapano on Brundage, 'Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930'

W. Fitzhugh Brundage, ed. Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930. H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. vii + 373 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3462-6; $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-7184-3.

Author: 
Anne M. Butler
Reviewer: 
Scott Langston

Langston on Butler, 'Across God's Frontiers: Catholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920'

Anne M. Butler. Across God's Frontiers: Catholic Sisters in the American West, 1850-1920. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. xxi + 424 pp. $38.67 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3565-4.

Reviewed by Scott Langston Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2013) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Religion, Region, and Gender

Author: 
Pablo Mitchell
Reviewer: 
Hans Vought

Vought on Mitchell, 'West of Sex: Making Mexican America, 1900-1930'

Pablo Mitchell. West of Sex: Making Mexican America, 1900-1930. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. xi + 151 pages. $67.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-53268-4; $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-53269-1.

Reviewed by Hans Vought (Professor of History / History and Political Science Coordinator) Published on H-SHGAPE (February, 2013) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Author: 
Kevin G. W. Olson
Reviewer: 
Silas Chamberlin

Chamberlin on Olson, 'Frontier Manhattan: Yankee Settlement to Kansas Town, 1854-1894'

Kevin G. W. Olson. Frontier Manhattan: Yankee Settlement to Kansas Town, 1854-1894. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. x + 273 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1832-3.

Reviewed by Silas Chamberlin Published on H-SHGAPE (January, 2013) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

The Rise and Fall of Yankee Radicalism in Kansas's "Little Apple"

Author: 
Susan J. Pearson
Reviewer: 
Janet M. Davis

Davis on Pearson, 'The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America'

Susan J. Pearson. The Rights of the Defenseless: Protecting Animals and Children in Gilded Age America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. 280 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-65201-6.

Reviewed by Janet M. Davis Published on H-SHGAPE (January, 2013) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Animals, Children, and the Making of Modern Liberalism

Author: 
Amy L. Blair
Reviewer: 
Edward S. Slavishak

Slavishak on Blair, 'Reading Up: Middle-Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century United States'

Amy L. Blair. Reading Up: Middle-Class Readers and the Culture of Success in the Early Twentieth-Century United States. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2012. ix + 250 pp. $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4399-0668-2.

Reviewed by Edward S. Slavishak (Susquehanna University) Published on H-SHGAPE (January, 2013) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

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