Reviews

Author: 
Tracy Fessenden
Reviewer: 
Finbarr Curtis

Curtis on Fessenden, 'Culture and Redemption: Religion, the Secular, and American Literature'


Tracy Fessenden. Culture and Redemption: Religion, the Secular, and American Literature. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. x + 337 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-04963-2.

Reviewed by Finbarr Curtis (Department of Religion, Bucknell University)
Published on H-Amstdy (July, 2008)

Author: 
Tuire Valkeakari
Reviewer: 
Carolyn M. Jones

Jones on Valkeakari, 'Religious Idiom and the African American Novel, 1952-1998'


Tuire Valkeakari. Religious Idiom and the African American Novel, 1952-1998. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007. ix + 261 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-3055-5.

Reviewed by Carolyn M. Jones (Department of Religion, University of Georgia)
Published on H-Amstdy (May, 2008)

Re-Shaping the Sacred Through Literature

Author: 
Thomas Bender
Reviewer: 
James Gilbert

Gilbert on Bender, 'A Nation Among Nations: America's Place in World History'


Thomas Bender. A Nation Among Nations: America's Place in World History. New York: Hill & Wang, 2006. 368 S. $15.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8090-7235-4; $26.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8090-9527-8.

Reviewed by James Gilbert (Department of History, University of Maryland)
Published on H-Amstdy (February, 2008)

Context Matters

Author: 
Katherine J. Parkin
Reviewer: 
Joshua C. Davis

Davis on Parkin, 'Food is Love: Advertising and Gender Roles in Modern America'


Katherine J. Parkin. Food is Love: Advertising and Gender Roles in Modern America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006. 296 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8122-1992-0.

Reviewed by Joshua C. Davis (Department of History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Published on H-Amstdy (February, 2008)

Food is Love (and Maybe Also Power)

Author: 
Bill J. Leonard
Reviewer: 
Paul Harvey

Harvey on Leonard, 'Baptists in America'


Bill J. Leonard. Baptists in America. New York: Columbia University Press, 2005. x + 316 pp. $47.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-12702-8.

Reviewed by Paul Harvey (Department of History, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
Published on H-Amstdy (January, 2008)

Soul Liberty and Church Purity: The Tensions of Baptist History

Author: 
Umar F. Abd-Allah
Reviewer: 
John Kelsay

Kelsay on Abd-Allah, 'A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb'


Umar F. Abd-Allah. A Muslim in Victorian America: The Life of Alexander Russell Webb. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. ix + 388 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-518728-1.

Reviewed by John Kelsay (Department of Religion, Florida State University)
Published on H-Amstdy (December, 2007)

Author: 
Sean Wilentz, Greil Marcus, eds.
Reviewer: 
Steve Waksman

Waksman on Wilentz and Marcus, 'The Rose and the Briar: Death, Love and Liberty in the American Ballad'


Sean Wilentz, Greil Marcus, eds. The Rose and the Briar: Death, Love and Liberty in the American Ballad. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. viii + 406 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-05954-0.

Reviewed by Steve Waksman (Department of Music, Smith College)
Published on H-Amstdy (December, 2007)

The Truth of the Matter

Author: 
Rebecca M. Herzig
Reviewer: 
Ms. Levke Harders

Harders on Herzig, 'Suffering for Science: Reason and Sacrifice in Modern America'


Rebecca M. Herzig. Suffering for Science: Reason and Sacrifice in Modern America. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2005. x + 240 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-3662-0.

Reviewed by Ms. Levke Harders (Department of History, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Germany)
Published on H-Amstdy (December, 2007)

White Men, Modern Science, and Self-Sacrifice

Author: 
Marc Lee Raphael
Reviewer: 
Shira Kohn Levy

Levy on Raphael, 'Judaism in America'


Marc Lee Raphael. Judaism in America. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. 234 pp. $48.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-12060-9; $27.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-12061-6.

Reviewed by Shira Kohn Levy (Departments of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and History, New York University)
Published on H-Amstdy (November, 2007)

American Judaism 101

Author: 
Laura L. Lovett
Reviewer: 
Holly Allen

Allen on Lovett, 'Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938'


Laura L. Lovett. Conceiving the Future: Pronatalism, Reproduction, and the Family in the United States, 1890-1938. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. xi + 236 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3107-6; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5803-5.

Reviewed by Holly Allen (American Studies Program, Middlebury College)
Published on H-Amstdy (November, 2007)

Author: 
William L. Fox
Reviewer: 
Victoria Grieve

Grieve on Fox, 'In the Desert of Desire: Las Vegas and the Culture of Spectacle'


William L. Fox. In the Desert of Desire: Las Vegas and the Culture of Spectacle. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2005. 186 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87417-563-9.

Reviewed by Victoria Grieve (Department of History, Utah State University)
Published on H-Amstdy (November, 2007)

Author: 
Matthew Avery Sutton
Reviewer: 
Darren T. Dochuk

Dochuk on Sutton, 'Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America'


Matthew Avery Sutton. Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007. 351 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-02531-8.

Reviewed by Darren T. Dochuk (Department of History, Purdue University)
Published on H-Amstdy (November, 2007)

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