Reviews

Author: 
Lorrai Schuyler
Reviewer: 
Jessica Brannon-Wranosky

Brannon-Wranosky on Schuyler, 'Weight of Their Votes'


Lorrai Schuyler. Weight of Their Votes. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. 336 pp. Illustrations, maps, tables. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5776-2.

Reviewed by Jessica Brannon-Wranosky
Published on H-SAWH (November, 2008)
Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

A Spark or a Fire?

Author: 
Catherine W. Zipf
Reviewer: 
Molly Varley

Varley on Zipf, 'Professional Pursuits: Women and the American Arts and Crafts Movement'


Catherine W. Zipf. Professional Pursuits: Women and the American Arts and Crafts Movement. University of Tennessee Press, 2007. x + 229 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57233-601-8.

Reviewed by Molly Varley
Published on H-SAWH (October, 2008)
Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Women as Working Professionals in the Arts and Crafts Movement

Author: 
Marie Tyler-McGraw
Reviewer: 
Hannah Kelley

Kelley on Tyler-McGraw, 'An African Republic: Black & White Virginians in the Making of Liberia'


Marie Tyler-McGraw. An African Republic: Black & White Virginians in the Making of Liberia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. xi + 249 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3167-0.

Reviewed by Hannah Kelley
Published on H-SAWH (October, 2008)
Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Citizens of a New Republic

Author: 
Rebecca Sharpless
Reviewer: 
Rebecca Montgomery

Montgomery on Sharpless, 'Work, Family, and Faith: Rural Southern Women in the Twentieth Century'


Rebecca Sharpless. Work, Family, and Faith: Rural Southern Women in the Twentieth Century. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2006. 296 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-1629-8.

Reviewed by Rebecca Montgomery
Published on H-SAWH (September, 2008)
Commissioned by Antoinette G. van Zelm

Rural Women's History as American History

Author: 
Timothy L. Minchin
Reviewer: 
Lesley-Anne Reed

Reed on Minchin, '"Don't Sleep With Stevens!": The J. P. Stevens Campaign and the Struggle to Organize the South, 1963-1980'


Timothy L. Minchin. "Don't Sleep With Stevens!": The J. P. Stevens Campaign and the Struggle to Organize the South, 1963-1980. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005. xvi + 239 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-2810-1.

Reviewed by Lesley-Anne Reed (Department of History, University of Georgia)
Published on H-SAWH (July, 2008)

Author: 
Emily Clark
Reviewer: 
Elena Thompson

Thompson on Clark, 'Masterless Mistresses: The New Orleans Ursulines and the Development of a New World Society, 1727-1834'


Emily Clark. Masterless Mistresses: The New Orleans Ursulines and the Development of a New World Society, 1727-1834. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. xvi + 287 pp. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5822-6; $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3122-9.

Reviewed by Elena Thompson (Department of History, University of Maryland University College)
Published on H-SAWH (July, 2008)

Author: 
Tammy Evans
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Boyd

Boyd on Evans, 'The Silencing of Ruby McCollum: Race, Class, and Gender in the South'


Tammy Evans. The Silencing of Ruby McCollum: Race, Class, and Gender in the South. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2006. xv + 173 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-2973-3.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Boyd (Department of Sociology, Emory and Henry College)
Published on H-SAWH (July, 2008)

Disquiet

Author: 
Doris L. Rich
Reviewer: 
Sarah McLennan

McLennan on Rich, 'Jackie Cochran: Pilot in the Fastest Lane'


Doris L. Rich. Jackie Cochran: Pilot in the Fastest Lane. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007. x + 279 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-3043-2.

Reviewed by Sarah McLennan (Department of History, College of William and Mary)
Published on H-SAWH (June, 2008)

In Search of the "Real" Jackie

Author: 
Sherry L. Hoppe, Bruce W. Speck
Reviewer: 
Michael T. Bertrand

Bertrand on Hoppe and Speck, 'Maxine Smith's Unwilling Pupils: Lessons Learned in Memphis's Civil Rights Classroom'


Sherry L. Hoppe, Bruce W. Speck. Maxine Smith's Unwilling Pupils: Lessons Learned in Memphis's Civil Rights Classroom. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2007. xix + 290 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57233-587-5.

Reviewed by Michael T. Bertrand (Department of History, Geography, and Political Science, Tennessee State University)
Published on H-SAWH (April, 2008)

Author: 
Patricia Brady
Reviewer: 
Martha King

King on Brady, 'Martha Washington: An American Life'


Patricia Brady. Martha Washington: An American Life. New York: Viking, 2005. iii + 272 pp. $16.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-14-303713-2; $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-670-03430-7.

Reviewed by Martha King (Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Princeton University)
Published on H-SAWH (April, 2008)

A Second Look at a First Lady

Author: 
Stephanie Y. Evans
Reviewer: 
Audrey McCluskey

McCluskey on Evans, 'Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An Intellectual History'


Stephanie Y. Evans. Black Women in the Ivory Tower, 1850-1954: An Intellectual History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007. xiv + 275 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-3031-9; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8130-3268-9.

Reviewed by Audrey McCluskey (Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Indiana University)
Published on H-SAWH (April, 2008)

Author: 
Christine Jacobson Carter
Reviewer: 
Sara Crowley

Crowley on Carter, 'Southern Single Blessedness: Unmarried Women in the Urban South, 1800-1865'


Christine Jacobson Carter. Southern Single Blessedness: Unmarried Women in the Urban South, 1800-1865. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006. x + 264 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03011-6.

Reviewed by Sara Crowley (History Department, Texas Christian University)
Published on H-SAWH (March, 2008)

Husbands Not Required

Author: 
Priscilla Bond
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Dunn

Dunn on Bond, 'A Maryland Bride in the Deep South: The Civil War Diary of Priscilla Bond'


Priscilla Bond. A Maryland Bride in the Deep South: The Civil War Diary of Priscilla Bond. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006. xvi + 384 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-3143-5.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Dunn (Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, Duke University)
Published on H-SAWH (February, 2008)

Author: 
Barbara L. Bellows
Reviewer: 
Holly Kent

Kent on Bellows, 'A Talent for Living: Josephine Pinckney and the Charleston Literary Tradition'


Barbara L. Bellows. A Talent for Living: Josephine Pinckney and the Charleston Literary Tradition. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006. 301 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-3163-3.

Reviewed by Holly Kent (Lehigh University)
Published on H-SAWH (February, 2008)

A Woman of Letters, A Woman of the South: The Life of Josephine Pinckney

Author: 
Anne Firor Scott, ed.
Reviewer: 
John Barnhill

Barnhill on Scott, 'Pauli Murray and Caroline Ware: Forty Years of Letters in Black and White'


Anne Firor Scott, ed. Pauli Murray and Caroline Ware: Forty Years of Letters in Black and White. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. xiii + 194 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3055-0.

Reviewed by John Barnhill (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-SAWH (February, 2008)

A Groundbreaking Historian Profiles Two Groundbreaking Women

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