Reviews

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

Author: 
Elizabeth Sanders Delwiche Engelhardt
Reviewer: 
Emily Westkaemper

Westkaemper on Engelhardt, 'A Mess of Greens: Southern Gender and Southern Food'

Elizabeth Sanders Delwiche Engelhardt. A Mess of Greens: Southern Gender and Southern Food. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011. xi + 265 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-3471-4; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4037-1.

Reviewed by Emily Westkaemper (James Madison University) Published on H-SAWH (March, 2013) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Author: 
Melissa A. McEuen
Reviewer: 
Carrie A. Pitzulo

Pitzulo on McEuen, 'Making War, Making Women: Femininity and Duty on the American Home Front, 1941-1945'

Melissa A. McEuen. Making War, Making Women: Femininity and Duty on the American Home Front, 1941-1945. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011. xiv + 270 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-2904-8; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-2905-5.

Reviewed by Carrie A. Pitzulo (University of West Georgia) Published on H-SAWH (March, 2013) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Author: 
Sydney Nathans
Reviewer: 
Kristen Brill

Brill on Nathans, 'To Free a Family: The Journey of Mary Walker'

Sydney Nathans. To Free a Family: The Journey of Mary Walker. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2011. 360 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-06212-2.

Reviewed by Kristen Brill (University of Cambridge) Published on H-SAWH (December, 2012) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Author: 
Catherine M. Lewis, J. Richard Lewis, eds.
Reviewer: 
Stephanie Stegman

Stegman on Lewis and Lewis, 'Women and Slavery in America: A Documentary History'

Catherine M. Lewis, J. Richard Lewis, eds. Women and Slavery in America: A Documentary History. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2011. Illustrations. 330 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-55728-957-5; $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-1-55728-958-2.

Reviewed by Stephanie Stegman (Historian) Published on H-SAWH (October, 2012) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Author: 
Julie Buckner Armstrong
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Gritter

Gritter on Armstrong, 'Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching'

Julie Buckner Armstrong. Mary Turner and the Memory of Lynching. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011. 264 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-3765-4; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-3766-1.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Gritter (MTSU) Published on H-SAWH (September, 2012) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Author: 
Blair L. M. Kelley
Reviewer: 
Crystal A. deGregory

deGregory on Kelley, 'Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson'

Blair L. M. Kelley. Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson. John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. 304 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3354-4; $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-7101-0.

Author: 
Larry E. Rivers, Canter Brown Jr., eds.
Reviewer: 
Dawn Dyer

Dyer on Rivers and Brown Jr., 'The Varieties of Women's Experiences: Portraits of Southern Women in the Post-Civil War Century'

Larry E. Rivers, Canter Brown Jr., eds. The Varieties of Women's Experiences: Portraits of Southern Women in the Post-Civil War Century. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009. xvi + 342 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-3412-6.

Reviewed by Dawn Dyer (University of Tampa) Published on H-SAWH (March, 2012) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Author: 
Sharon M. Harris, Robin L. Cadwallader, eds.
Reviewer: 
Kevin A. Brown

Brown on Harris and Cadwallader, 'Rebecca Harding Davis's Stories of the Civil War Era: Selected Writings from the Borderlands'

Sharon M. Harris, Robin L. Cadwallader, eds. Rebecca Harding Davis's Stories of the Civil War Era: Selected Writings from the Borderlands. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010. xxxviii + 319 pp. $69.95 (library), ISBN 978-0-8203-3231-4; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-3435-6.

Reviewed by Kevin A. Brown (English Department, MTSU) Published on H-SAWH (January, 2012) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Author: 
Sharon Davies
Reviewer: 
Krystal A. Humphreys

Humphreys on Davies, 'Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race, and Religion in America'

Sharon Davies. Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race, and Religion in America. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. Illustrations. 327 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-537979-2.

Reviewed by Krystal A. Humphreys (Texas Tech University) Published on H-SAWH (December, 2011) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Author: 
Tiffany M. Gill
Reviewer: 
Joey Fink

Fink on Gill, 'Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry'

Tiffany M. Gill. Beauty Shop Politics: African American Women’s Activism in the Beauty Industry. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010. 208 S. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03505-0; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07696-1.

Reviewed by Joey Fink Published on H-SAWH (November, 2011) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Author: 
Amy Feely Morsman
Reviewer: 
Debra A. Reid

Reid on Morsman, 'The Big House after Slavery: Virginia Plantation Families and Their Postbellum Domestic Experiment'

Amy Feely Morsman. The Big House after Slavery: Virginia Plantation Families and Their Postbellum Domestic Experiment. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010. xii + 276 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3003-9; ISBN 978-0-8139-3008-4.

Reviewed by Debra A. Reid Published on H-SAWH (October, 2011) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Author: 
Joan Marie Johnson
Reviewer: 
Mercy Harper

Harper on Johnson, 'Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges: Feminist Values and Social Activism, 1875-1915'

Joan Marie Johnson. Southern Women at the Seven Sister Colleges: Feminist Values and Social Activism, 1875-1915. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2010. Illustrations. 229 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-3468-4.

Reviewed by Mercy Harper (Rice University) Published on H-SAWH (October, 2011) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Author: 
Ronald E. Butchart
Reviewer: 
Michelle A. Krowl

Krowl on Butchart, 'Schooling the Freed People: Teaching, Learning, and the Struggle for Black Freedom, 1861-1876'

Ronald E. Butchart. Schooling the Freed People: Teaching, Learning, and the Struggle for Black Freedom, 1861-1876. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. xxii + 314 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3420-6.

Reviewed by Michelle A. Krowl Published on H-SAWH (September, 2011) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

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