Reviews

Author: 
Deborah Beckel
Reviewer: 
Caitlin Verboon

Verboon on Beckel, 'Radical Reform: Interracial Politics in Post-Emancipation North Carolina'

Deborah Beckel. Radical Reform: Interracial Politics in Post-Emancipation North Carolina. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011. x + 298 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3002-2; $45.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8139-3052-7.

Reviewed by Caitlin Verboon (Yale University) Published on H-SHGAPE (October, 2011) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Author: 
Edward P. Kohn
Reviewer: 
Gregory J. Dehler

Dehler on Kohn, 'Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt'

Edward P. Kohn. Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt. New York: Basic Books, 2010. 304 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-01336-4.

Reviewed by Gregory J. Dehler (Front Range Community College) Published on H-SHGAPE (October, 2011) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

The Killer Heat Wave of 1896

Author: 
Rosanne Currarino
Reviewer: 
Jay Driskell

Driskell on Currarino, 'The Labor Question in America: Economic Democracy in the Gilded Age'

Rosanne Currarino. The Labor Question in America: Economic Democracy in the Gilded Age. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010. 240 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03570-8; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07786-9.

Reviewed by Jay Driskell Published on H-SHGAPE (October, 2011) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

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Author: 
Benjamin L. Hartley
Reviewer: 
James Ivy

Ivy on Hartley, 'Evangelicals at a Crossroads: Revivalism and Social Reform in Boston, 1860-1910'

Benjamin L. Hartley. Evangelicals at a Crossroads: Revivalism and Social Reform in Boston, 1860-1910. Durham: University of New Hampshire Press, 2011. xi + 288 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58465-928-0; $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-58465-929-7.

Reviewed by James Ivy (Trinity University) Published on H-SHGAPE (October, 2011) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Author: 
Karen L. Cox
Reviewer: 
Samuel L. Schaffer

Schaffer on Cox, 'Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture'

Karen L. Cox. Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 224 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3471-8.

Reviewed by Samuel L. Schaffer Published on H-SHGAPE (September, 2011) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Dixified: The South in the American Imagination

Author: 
Lewis L. Gould
Reviewer: 
Benjamin Coates

Coates on Gould, 'The William Howard Taft Presidency' and Gould, 'Helen Taft: Our Musical First Lady'

Lewis L. Gould. The William Howard Taft Presidency. American Presidency Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2009. xv + 269 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1674-9.Lewis L. Gould. Helen Taft: Our Musical First Lady. Modern First Ladies Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2010. viii + 220 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1731-9.

Author: 
Gregory P. Downs
Reviewer: 
Bruce E. Baker

Baker on Downs, 'Declarations of Dependence: The Long Reconstruction of Popular Politics in the South, 1861-1908'

Gregory P. Downs. Declarations of Dependence: The Long Reconstruction of Popular Politics in the South, 1861-1908. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 346 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3444-2.

Reviewed by Bruce E. Baker (Royal Holloway, University of London) Published on H-SHGAPE (September, 2011) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Author: 
Beth Linker
Reviewer: 
Kathleen Brian

Brian on Linker, 'War’s Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America'

Beth Linker. War’s Waste: Rehabilitation in World War I America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. 304 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-48253-8.

Reviewed by Kathleen Brian Published on H-SHGAPE (August, 2011) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

The Great War and the Forging of a Rehabilitation Imperative

Author: 
Ian Tyrrell
Reviewer: 
Peter W. Williams

Williams on Tyrrell, 'Reforming the World: The Creation of America's Moral Empire'

Ian Tyrrell. Reforming the World: The Creation of America's Moral Empire. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010. x + 322 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-14521-1.

Reviewed by Peter W. Williams (Miami University) Published on H-SHGAPE (August, 2011) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Toward a New World Moral Order

Author: 
Cecelia Tichi
Reviewer: 
Daniel Burnstein

Burnstein on Tichi, 'Civic Passions: Seven Who Launched Progressive America'

Cecelia Tichi. Civic Passions: Seven Who Launched Progressive America. Chapel Hill: University Of North Carolina Press, 2011. 400 pp. ISBN 978-0-8078-3300-1; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-7191-1.

Reviewed by Daniel Burnstein Published on H-SHGAPE (August, 2011) Commissioned by Julia Irwin

Learning from the Progressives

Author: 
Marial Iglesias Utset
Reviewer: 
Sarah Steinbock-Pratt

Steinbock-Pratt on Iglesias Utset, 'A Cultural History of Cuba during the U.S. Occupation, 1898-1902'

Marial Iglesias Utset. A Cultural History of Cuba during the U.S. Occupation, 1898-1902. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 256 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3398-8; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-7192-8.

Reviewed by Sarah Steinbock-Pratt (University of Texas) Published on H-SHGAPE (August, 2011) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Author: 
Christopher McKnight Nichols
Reviewer: 
Justus Doenecke

Doenecke on Nichols, 'Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age'

Christopher McKnight Nichols. Promise and Peril: America at the Dawn of a Global Age. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011. 464 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04984-0.

Reviewed by Justus Doenecke (New College of Florida) Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2011) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Isolationism and the Reform Tradition

Author: 
Barbara Sicherman
Reviewer: 
Lisa Williams

Williams on Sicherman, 'Well-Read Lives: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women'

Barbara Sicherman. Well-Read Lives: How Books Inspired a Generation of American Women. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. 380 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3308-7.

Reviewed by Lisa Williams (Michigan State University) Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2011) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Literary Culture and the Construction of Female Identities

Author: 
Vanessa H. May
Reviewer: 
Joseph R. Golowka

Golowka on May, 'Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940'

Vanessa H. May. Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 256 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3477-0; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-7193-5.

Reviewed by Joseph R. Golowka (Binghamton University) Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2011) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

Author: 
Jennifer M. Ross-Nazzal
Reviewer: 
Jason McCollom

McCollom on Ross-Nazzal, 'Winning the West for Women: The Life of Suffragist Emma Smith DeVoe'

Jennifer M. Ross-Nazzal. Winning the West for Women: The Life of Suffragist Emma Smith DeVoe. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2011. xv + 256 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99086-6.

Reviewed by Jason McCollom Published on H-SHGAPE (July, 2011) Commissioned by K. Stephen Prince

The Feminine Approach: Emma Smith DeVoe and Western Suffrage

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