Reviews

Author: 
Matthew J. Clavin
Reviewer: 
Amanda McGee

McGee on Clavin, 'The Battle of the Negro Fort: The Rise and Fall of a Fugitive Slave Community'

Matthew J. Clavin. The Battle of the Negro Fort: The Rise and Fall of a Fugitive Slave Community. New York: New York University Press, 2019. 272 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-3733-5.

Reviewed by Amanda McGee (University of Arkansas) Published on H-SAWH (January, 2020) Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla (The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series and Jefferson Quotes & Family Letters)

Author: 
Stephanie McCurry
Reviewer: 
Judith Giesberg

Giesberg on McCurry, 'Women’s War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War'

Stephanie McCurry. Women’s War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, 2019. xii + 297 pages. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-98797-5.

Author: 
Steven M. Stowe
Reviewer: 
Melissa DeVelvis

DeVelvis on Stowe, 'Keep the Days: Reading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women'

Steven M. Stowe. Keep the Days: Reading the Civil War Diaries of Southern Women. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 228 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-4096-9.

Reviewed by Melissa DeVelvis (University of South Carolina) Published on H-SAWH (July, 2019) Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla (The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series and Jefferson Quotes & Family Letters)

Author: 
Leigh Fought
Reviewer: 
Stephanie J. Richmond

Richmond on Fought, 'Women in the World of Frederick Douglass'

Leigh Fought. Women in the World of Frederick Douglass. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. 424 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-978237-6.

Reviewed by Stephanie J. Richmond (Norfolk State University) Published on H-SAWH (January, 2019) Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla (The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series and Jefferson Quotes & Family Letters)

Author: 
J. Samuel Walker
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Gritter

Gritter on Walker, 'Most of 14th Street is Gone: The Washington, DC Riots of 1968'

J. Samuel Walker. Most of 14th Street is Gone: The Washington, DC Riots of 1968. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. 200 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-084479-0.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Gritter (Indiana University Southeast) Published on H-SAWH (August, 2018) Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla (The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series and Jefferson Quotes & Family Letters)

Author: 
Lisa A. Lindsay
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Walton-Hanley

Walton-Hanley on Lindsay, 'Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa'

Lisa A. Lindsay. Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. 328 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-3112-7.

Reviewed by Jennifer Walton-Hanley (Western Kentucky University) Published on H-SAWH (September, 2017) Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Author: 
Joan Quigley
Reviewer: 
Wanda Little Fenimore

Fenimore on Quigley, 'Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital'

Joan Quigley. Just Another Southern Town: Mary Church Terrell and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Nation's Capital. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 368 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-937151-8.

Reviewed by Wanda Little Fenimore (University of South Carolina, Sumter) Published on H-SAWH (March, 2017) Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Author: 
Casey Ryan Kelly
Reviewer: 
Hannah Dudley Shotwell

Dudley Shotwell on Kelly, 'Abstinence Cinema: Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film'

Casey Ryan Kelly. Abstinence Cinema: Virginity and the Rhetoric of Sexual Purity in Contemporary Film. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 210 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-7510-0; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-7511-7.

Reviewed by Hannah Dudley Shotwell (University of North Carolina, Greensboro) Published on H-SAWH (September, 2016) Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Author: 
Kimberley Tolley
Reviewer: 
Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Laughlin-Schultz on Tolley, 'Heading South to Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845'

Kimberley Tolley. Heading South to Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 278 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2433-4.

Reviewed by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz (Eastern Illinois University) Published on H-SAWH (June, 2016) Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Heading South to Teach: The World of Susan Nye Hutchison, 1815-1845

Author: 
David D. Plater
Reviewer: 
Kerry A. Dahm

Dahm on Plater, 'The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisiana: Dunboyne Plantation in the 1800s'

David D. Plater. The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisiana: Dunboyne Plantation in the 1800s. Baton Rouge: Lousiana State University Press, 2015. 336 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-6128-9.

Reviewed by Kerry A. Dahm (Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc.) Published on H-SAWH (May, 2016) Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Author: 
Stephen A. Berrey
Reviewer: 
David F. Godshalk

Godshalk on Berrey, 'The Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi'

Stephen A. Berrey. The Jim Crow Routine: Everyday Performances of Race, Civil Rights, and Segregation in Mississippi. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 331 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2093-0.

Reviewed by David F. Godshalk (Shippensburg University) Published on H-SAWH (April, 2016) Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Author: 
Daniel H. Usner
Reviewer: 
Katherine M. Osburn

Osburn on Usner, 'Weaving Alliances with Other Women: Chitimacha Indian Work in the New South'

Daniel H. Usner. Weaving Alliances with Other Women: Chitimacha Indian Work in the New South. Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lecture Series. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015. 136 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4849-0; $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-4848-3.

Author: 
Angela Jill Cooley
Reviewer: 
Megan Elias

Elias on Cooley, 'To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South'

Angela Jill Cooley. To Live and Dine in Dixie: The Evolution of Urban Food Culture in the Jim Crow South. Southern Foodways Alliance Studies in Culture, People, and Place Series. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015. 208 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4759-2; $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-4758-5.

Author: 
Catherine A. Jones
Reviewer: 
James D. Schmidt

Schmidt on Jones, 'Intimate Reconstructions: Children in Postemancipation Virginia'

Catherine A. Jones. Intimate Reconstructions: Children in Postemancipation Virginia. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2015. 288 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3675-8.

Reviewed by James D. Schmidt (Northern Illinois University) Published on H-SAWH (August, 2015) Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Intimate Reconstructions: Children in Postemancipation Virginia

Author: 
Terry Alford
Reviewer: 
Brian C. Miller

Miller on Alford, 'Fortune's Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth'

Terry Alford. Fortune's Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 454 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-505412-5.

Reviewed by Brian C. Miller (Emporia State University) Published on H-SAWH (August, 2015) Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Acting Out a Tragedy

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