Martha S. Jones. All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900. The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. 317 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3152-6; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5845-5.
Sonya Yvette Ramsey. Reading, Writing, and Segregation: A Century of Black Women Teachers in Nashville. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2007. 208 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03229-5.
Reviewed by Laura Atkins Published on H-SAWH (July, 2009) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm
Education and Segregation in the Microcosm of Nashville, Tennessee
Janice Sumler-Edmond. The Secret Trust of Aspasia Cruvellier Mirault: The Life and Trials of a Free Woman of Color in Antebellum Georgia. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2008. xiii + 171 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55728-880-6.
Reviewed by Christiane Warren (Empire State College) Published on H-SAWH (June, 2009) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm
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
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
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
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
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
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
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