Reviews

Author: 
Heather Andrea Williams
Reviewer: 
Sheri Huerta

Huerta on Heather Andrea Williams, 'Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery'


Heather Andrea Williams. Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery. The Johns Hopkins Series in African American History and Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. 264 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3554-8.

Reviewed by Sheri Huerta (George Mason University)
Published on H-SAWH (January, 2015)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Author: 
Arica L. Coleman
Reviewer: 
Melissa Gismondi

Gismondi on Coleman, 'That the Blood Stay Pure: African Americans, Native Americans, and the Predicament of Race and Identity in Virginia'


Arica L. Coleman. That the Blood Stay Pure: African Americans, Native Americans, and the Predicament of Race and Identity in Virginia. Blacks in the Diaspora Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2014. xxii + 300 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01043-8.

Reviewed by Melissa Gismondi (University of Virginia)
Published on H-SAWH (January, 2015)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Author: 
Anne Sarah Rubin
Reviewer: 
Krista Kinslow

Kinslow on Rubin, 'Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory'


Anne Sarah Rubin. Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory. Civil War America Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. 320 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-1777-0.

Reviewed by Krista Kinslow (Boston University)
Published on H-SAWH (January, 2015)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory

Author: 
Kristin J. Wilson
Reviewer: 
Hannah Dudley Shotwell

Shotwell on Wilson, 'Not Trying: Infertility, Childlessness, and Ambivalence'


Kristin J. Wilson. Not Trying: Infertility, Childlessness, and Ambivalence. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2014. 200 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8265-1996-2; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8265-1997-9.

Reviewed by Hannah Dudley Shotwell (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
Published on H-SAWH (December, 2014)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Challenging the Static View of the Desperate Infertile Woman

Author: 
Kari A. Frederickson
Reviewer: 
James Ivy

Ivy on Frederickson, 'Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South'


Kari A. Frederickson. Cold War Dixie: Militarization and Modernization in the American South. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2013. xii + 226 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-4519-2; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4520-8.

Reviewed by James Ivy
Published on H-SAWH (November, 2014)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Atoms for Change

Author: 
Brent Tarter
Reviewer: 
Lauren Haumesser

Haumesser on Tarter, 'The Grandees of Government: The Origins and Persistence of Undemocratic Politics in Virginia'


Brent Tarter. The Grandees of Government: The Origins and Persistence of Undemocratic Politics in Virginia. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013. ix + 453 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3431-0.

Reviewed by Lauren Haumesser (PhD student, University of Virginia)
Published on H-SAWH (August, 2014)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Elite Power in Virginia’s Politics, 1619-2010

Author: 
Suzanne Turner, ed.
Reviewer: 
Giselle Roberts

Roberts on Turner, 'The Garden Diary of Martha Turnbull, Mistress of Rosedown Plantation'


Suzanne Turner, ed. The Garden Diary of Martha Turnbull, Mistress of Rosedown Plantation. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012. xix + 346 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-4411-4; ISBN 978-0-8071-4412-1; ISBN 978-0-8071-4413-8; ISBN 978-0-8071-4414-5.

Reviewed by Giselle Roberts (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)
Published on H-SAWH (August, 2014)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Author: 
Lucia McMahon
Reviewer: 
Martha King

King on McMahon, 'Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic'


Lucia McMahon. Mere Equals: The Paradox of Educated Women in the Early American Republic. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012. xvii + 228 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5052-5.

Reviewed by Martha King
Published on H-SAWH (January, 2014)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Author: 
Kirt Von Daacke
Reviewer: 
Dr. Christa Dierksheide

Dierksheide on Von Daacke, 'Freedom Has a Face: Race, Identity, and Community in Jefferson's Virginia'


Kirt Von Daacke. Freedom Has a Face: Race, Identity, and Community in Jefferson's Virginia. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press. xi + 269 pages. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3309-2.

Reviewed by Dr. Christa Dierksheide (Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello)
Published on H-SAWH (December, 2013)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

"Slaves without Masters" No Longer

Author: 
Teresa Anne Murphy
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth R. Varon

Varon on Murphy, 'Citizenship and the Origins of Women's History in the United States'


Teresa Anne Murphy. Citizenship and the Origins of Women's History in the United States. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013. 240 pp. $42.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4489-2.

Reviewed by Elizabeth R. Varon (Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia)
Published on H-SAWH (December, 2013)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Author: 
Mary Cutts, Catherine Allgor
Reviewer: 
Giselle Roberts

Roberts on Cutts and Allgor, 'The Queen of America: Mary Cutts's Life of Dolley Madison'


Mary Cutts, Catherine Allgor. The Queen of America: Mary Cutts's Life of Dolley Madison. Jeffersonian America Series. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012. xvi + 218 pp. $29.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3298-9.

Reviewed by Giselle Roberts (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)
Published on H-SAWH (September, 2013)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Author: 
Emily West
Reviewer: 
Danielle E. Demiantschuk

Demiantschuk on West, 'Family or Freedom: People of Color in the Antebellum South'


Emily West. Family or Freedom: People of Color in the Antebellum South. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2012. 233 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-3692-9.

Reviewed by Danielle E. Demiantschuk (Western University)
Published on H-SAWH (August, 2013)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Ties of Affection: Relationships across Race and Status in the Antebellum South

Author: 
Michele Gillespie
Reviewer: 
Deanna Gillespie

Gillespie on Gillespie, 'Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South'


Michele Gillespie. Katharine and R. J. Reynolds: Partners of Fortune in the Making of the New South. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012. xiii + 381 pp. Illustrations. $32.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-3226-0.

Reviewed by Deanna Gillespie
Published on H-SAWH (August, 2013)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Author: 
Keira V. Williams
Reviewer: 
Jeannette Cockroft

Cockroft on Williams, 'Gendered Politics in the Modern South: The Susan Smith case and the Rise of a New Sexism'


Keira V. Williams. Gendered Politics in the Modern South: The Susan Smith case and the Rise of a New Sexism. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012. 272 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-4768-9.

Reviewed by Jeannette Cockroft (Schreiner University)
Published on H-SAWH (August, 2013)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

Gendered Politics in the Modern South: The Susan Smith Case and the Rise of a New Sexism

Author: 
Anna E. Dickinson
Reviewer: 
Giselle Roberts

Roberts on Dickinson, 'A Tour of Reconstruction: Travel Letters of 1875'


Anna E. Dickinson. A Tour of Reconstruction: Travel Letters of 1875. Edited by J. Matthew Gallman. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2011. 188 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-3424-6; ISBN 978-0-8131-3425-3.

Reviewed by Giselle Roberts (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia)
Published on H-SAWH (July, 2013)
Commissioned by Lisa A. Francavilla

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