Reviews

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: 
W. Paul Reeve
Reviewer: 
Seth Perry

Perry on Reeve, 'Making Space on the Western Frontier: Mormons, Miners, and Southern Paiutes'

W. Paul Reeve. Making Space on the Western Frontier: Mormons, Miners, and Southern Paiutes. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006. x + 231 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03126-7.

Reviewed by Seth Perry (University of Chicago Divinity School) Published on H-Amstdy (October, 2007)

Author: 
Tommie Shelby
Reviewer: 
Bryan Sinche

Sinche on Shelby, 'We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity'

Tommie Shelby. We Who Are Dark: The Philosophical Foundations of Black Solidarity. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. xvi + 320 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-01936-2.

Reviewed by Bryan Sinche (Department of English, University of Hartford) Published on H-Amstdy (October, 2007)

A Pragmatic Black Solidarity for the Twenty-First Century

Author: 
James Hudnut-Beumler
Reviewer: 
Seth Feman

Feman on Hudnut-Beumler, 'In Pursuit of the Almighty's Dollar: A History of Money and American Protestantism'

James Hudnut-Beumler. In Pursuit of the Almighty's Dollar: A History of Money and American Protestantism. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007. xviii + 267 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3079-6.

Reviewed by Seth Feman (American Studies Program, College of William and Mary) Published on H-Amstdy (October, 2007)

Fables of Scarcity

Author: 
Zachary Shore
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Barre

Barre on Shore, 'Breeding Bin Ladens: America, Islam, and the Future of Europe'

Zachary Shore. Breeding Bin Ladens: America, Islam, and the Future of Europe. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. xv + 223 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-8505-1.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Barre (Department of Religion, Florida State University) Published on H-Amstdy (October, 2007)

Author: 
Edward J. Blum
Reviewer: 
Curtis Evans

Evans on Blum, 'W. E. B. Du Bois: American Prophet'

Edward J. Blum. W. E. B. Du Bois: American Prophet. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2007. viii + 273 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4010-8.

Reviewed by Curtis Evans (University of Chicago Divinity School) Published on H-Amstdy (October, 2007)

W. E. B. Du Bois: A Spiritual Prophet and Religious Sage?

Author: 
Timothy Marr
Reviewer: 
Milette Shamir

Shamir on Marr, 'The Cultural Roots of American Islamicism'

Timothy Marr. The Cultural Roots of American Islamicism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. xii + 309 pp. $27.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-61807-6; $84.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-85293-7.

Reviewed by Milette Shamir (Department of English and American Studies, Tel Aviv University) Published on H-Amstdy (September, 2007)

Recovering Early American Orientalism

Author: 
Kriste Lindenmeyer
Reviewer: 
Dominique Padurano

Padurano on Lindenmeyer, 'The Greatest Generation Grows Up: American Childhood in the 1930s'

Kriste Lindenmeyer. The Greatest Generation Grows Up: American Childhood in the 1930s. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2005. xiv + 305 pp. $27.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56663-660-5; $18.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56663-730-5.

Reviewed by Dominique Padurano (Department of History, Horace Mann High School, New York) Published on H-Amstdy (September, 2007)

Author: 
Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp, Leigh E. Schmidt, Mark Valeri, eds.
Reviewer: 
Emily Wright

Wright on Maffly-Kipp and Schmidt and Valeri, 'Practicing Protestants: Histories of Christian Life in America 1630-1965'

Laurie F. Maffly-Kipp, Leigh E. Schmidt, Mark Valeri, eds. Practicing Protestants: Histories of Christian Life in America 1630-1965. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. x + 363 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-8361-3; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8018-8362-0.

Reviewed by Emily Wright (Department of Dance, Arizona State University) Published on H-Amstdy (September, 2007)

Author: 
Leigh Eric Schmidt
Reviewer: 
Matt Hedstrom

Hedstrom on Schmidt, 'Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality from Emerson to Oprah'

Leigh Eric Schmidt. Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality from Emerson to Oprah. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2005. 352 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-06-054566-6; $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-06-085834-6.

Reviewed by Matt Hedstrom (Center for the Study of Religion, Princeton University) Published on H-Amstdy (September, 2007)

A Usable Past for the Spiritual Left

Author: 
Richard Abrams
Reviewer: 
Timothy N. Thurber

Thurber on Abrams, 'America Transformed: Sixty Years of Revolutionary Change, 1941-2001'

Richard Abrams. America Transformed: Sixty Years of Revolutionary Change, 1941-2001. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. vii + 345 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-86246-2.

Reviewed by Timothy N. Thurber (Department of History, Virginia Commonwealth University) Published on H-Amstdy (August, 2007)

Change Driven from the Top

Author: 
Tiffany K. Wayne
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez

Hayes Alvarez on Wayne, 'Women's Roles in Nineteenth-Century America'

Tiffany K. Wayne. Women's Roles in Nineteenth-Century America. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2007. x + 248 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-313-33547-1.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Hayes Alvarez (University of Chicago, Divinity School) Published on H-Amstdy (June, 2007)

A Thematic Overview of the Woman's Century

Author: 
James D. Bratt
Reviewer: 
Phil Harrold

Harrold on Bratt, 'Antirevivalism in Antebellum America: A Collection of Religious Voices'

James D. Bratt. Antirevivalism in Antebellum America: A Collection of Religious Voices. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2006. xxxi + 278 pp. $62.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-3693-4.

Reviewed by Phil Harrold (Winebrenner Theological Seminary, University of Findlay) Published on H-Amstdy (June, 2007)

Criticizing the Religion of the Republic: Antirevivalism in Antebellum America

Author: 
Todd M. Kerstetter
Reviewer: 
Tracy Neal Leavelle

Leavelle on Kerstetter, 'God's Country, Uncle Sam's Land: Faith and Conflict in the American West'

Todd M. Kerstetter. God's Country, Uncle Sam's Land: Faith and Conflict in the American West. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2006. viii + 213 pp. $36.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03038-3.

Reviewed by Tracy Neal Leavelle (Department of History, Creighton University) Published on H-Amstdy (May, 2007)

The Limits of Religious Tolerance in the American West

Author: 
David P. Geggus, ed.
Reviewer: 
Philippe Girard

Girard on Geggus, 'The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World'

David P. Geggus, ed. The Impact of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2001. xviii + 261 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57003-416-9.

Reviewed by Philippe Girard (History Department, McNeese State University) Published on H-Amstdy (May, 2007)

World-Shattering Event or Frame of Reference? The Repercussions of the Haitian Revolution

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