Reviews

Author: 
Heidi Brayman Hackel, Catherine E. Kelly, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sarah H. Meacham

Meacham on Hackel and Kelly, 'Reading Women: Literacy, Authorship, and Culture in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800'

Heidi Brayman Hackel, Catherine E. Kelly, eds. Reading Women: Literacy, Authorship, and Culture in the Atlantic World, 1500-1800. Material Texts Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. viii + 263 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4054-2.

Reviewed by Sarah H. Meacham Published on H-SAWH (January, 2010) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Author: 
Scott E. Casper
Reviewer: 
John Lodl

Lodl on Casper, 'Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon: The Forgotten History of an American Shrine'

Scott E. Casper. Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon: The Forgotten History of an American Shrine. New York: Hill & Wang, 2008. 320 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8090-8414-2.

Reviewed by John Lodl Published on H-SAWH (January, 2010) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

African Americans at Mount Vernon: A New View of an American Shrine

Author: 
Lois Brown
Reviewer: 
Tara White

White on Brown, 'Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins: Black Daughter of the Revolution'

Lois Brown. Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins: Black Daughter of the Revolution. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008. xiv + 690 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3166-3.

Reviewed by Tara White (Middle Tennessee State University) Published on H-SAWH (January, 2010) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Author: 
Laura F. Edwards
Reviewer: 
Tim Huebner

Huebner on Edwards, 'The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South'

Laura F. Edwards. The People and Their Peace: Legal Culture and the Transformation of Inequality in the Post-Revolutionary South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. 368 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3263-9.

Reviewed by Tim Huebner Published on H-SAWH (January, 2010) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Focusing on the Local

Author: 
Dale Baum
Reviewer: 
Heidi Giusto

Giusto on Baum, 'Counterfeit Justice: The Judicial Odyssey of Texas Freedwoman Azeline Hearne'

Dale Baum. Counterfeit Justice: The Judicial Odyssey of Texas Freedwoman Azeline Hearne. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2009. xvi + 310 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-3405-4.

Reviewed by Heidi Giusto Published on H-SAWH (November, 2009) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Ex-Slaves and the Failures of Reconstruction

Author: 
Melanie Beals Goan
Reviewer: 
Kelly A. Minor

Minor on Goan, 'Mary Breckinridge: The Frontier Nursing Service and Rural Health in Appalachia'

Melanie Beals Goan. Mary Breckinridge: The Frontier Nursing Service and Rural Health in Appalachia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008. xi + 348 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3211-0.

Reviewed by Kelly A. Minor Published on H-SAWH (September, 2009) Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Minor on Goan

Author: 
Martha S. Jones
Reviewer: 
Christy G. Harrison

Harrison on Jones, 'All Bound Up Together: The Woman Question in African American Public Culture, 1830-1900'

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.

Author: 
Sonya Yvette Ramsey
Reviewer: 
Laura Atkins

Atkins on Ramsey, 'Reading, Writing, and Segregation: A Century of Black Women Teachers in Nashville'

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

Author: 
Janice Sumler-Edmond
Reviewer: 
Christiane Warren

Warren on Sumler-Edmond, 'The Secret Trust of Aspasia Cruvellier Mirault: The Life and Trials of a Free Woman of Color in Antebellum Georgia'

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

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

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