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Author: 
Lee Sartain
Reviewer: 
Deanna Gillespie

Gillespie on Sartain, 'Invisible Activists: Women of the Louisiana NAACP and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1915-1945'

Lee Sartain. Invisible Activists: Women of the Louisiana NAACP and the Struggle for Civil Rights, 1915-1945. Louisiana State University Press, 2007. 212 pp. $36.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-3221-0.

Reviewed by Deanna Gillespie Published on H-SAWH (April, 2009) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Out of the Shadows: Black Women's Activism in Louisiana

Author: 
Sharon Block
Reviewer: 
Loyce Miles

Miles on Block, 'Rape and Sexual Power in Early America'

Sharon Block. Rape and Sexual Power in Early America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. 296 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5761-8.

Reviewed by Loyce Miles Published on H-SAWH (April, 2009) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Rape in Early America: Perceptions and Realities

Author: 
Carolyn Morrow Long
Reviewer: 
Marise Bachand

Bachand on Long, 'A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau'

Carolyn Morrow Long. A New Orleans Voudou Priestess: The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007. xxxvii + 294 pp. $26.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8130-3214-6.

Reviewed by Marise Bachand (University of Western Ontario) Published on H-SAWH (March, 2009) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Desperately Seeking Marie

Author: 
Daina Ramey Berry
Reviewer: 
Mary Ellen Pethel

Pethel on Berry, '"Swing the Sickle for the Harvest Is Ripe": Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia'

Daina Ramey Berry. "Swing the Sickle for the Harvest Is Ripe": Gender and Slavery in Antebellum Georgia. Women in American History Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2007. Plates. xvi + 224 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03146-5.

Reviewed by Mary Ellen Pethel Published on H-SAWH (February, 2009) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Author: 
Nat Brandt, Yanna Brandt
Reviewer: 
Giselle Roberts

Roberts on Brandt and Brandt, 'In the Shadow of the Civil War: Passmore Williamson and the Rescue of Jane Johnson'

Nat Brandt, Yanna Brandt. In the Shadow of the Civil War: Passmore Williamson and the Rescue of Jane Johnson. University of South Carolina Press, 2007. 224. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57003-687-3.

Reviewed by Giselle Roberts Published on H-SAWH (January, 2009) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Contesting Slavery

Author: 
Rebecca J. Fraser
Reviewer: 
Victoria Ott

Ott on Fraser, 'Courtship and Love among the Enslaved in North Carolina'

Rebecca J. Fraser. Courtship and Love among the Enslaved in North Carolina. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2007. x + 137 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-934110-07-2.

Reviewed by Victoria Ott Published on H-SAWH (January, 2009) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Love and Resistance in the Slave Community

Author: 
Micki McElya
Reviewer: 
Gail Murray

Murray on McElya, 'Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-century America'

Micki McElya. Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-century America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007. 322 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-02433-5.

Reviewed by Gail Murray Published on H-SAWH (November, 2008) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

A Thick Description of the Mammy Stereotype

Author: 
Scott Kaufman
Reviewer: 
Jeannette Cockroft

Cockroft on Kaufman, 'Rosalynn Carter: Equal Partner in the White House'

Scott Kaufman. Rosalynn Carter: Equal Partner in the White House. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2007. xi + 206 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1544-5.

Reviewed by Jeannette Cockroft Published on H-SAWH (November, 2008) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

A Southern First Lady Redefines the Role

Author: 
Lorrai Schuyler
Reviewer: 
Jessica Brannon-Wranosky

Brannon-Wranosky on Schuyler, 'Weight of Their Votes'

Lorrai Schuyler. Weight of Their Votes. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. 336 pp. Illustrations, maps, tables. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5776-2.

Reviewed by Jessica Brannon-Wranosky Published on H-SAWH (November, 2008) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

A Spark or a Fire?

Author: 
Catherine W. Zipf
Reviewer: 
Molly Varley

Varley on Zipf, 'Professional Pursuits: Women and the American Arts and Crafts Movement'

Catherine W. Zipf. Professional Pursuits: Women and the American Arts and Crafts Movement. University of Tennessee Press, 2007. x + 229 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57233-601-8.

Reviewed by Molly Varley Published on H-SAWH (October, 2008) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Women as Working Professionals in the Arts and Crafts Movement

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