Reviews

Author: 
James D. Rice
Reviewer: 
Laura Croghan Kamoie

Kamoie on Rice, 'Nature and History in the Potomac Country: From Hunter-Gatherers to the Age of Jefferson'


James D. Rice. Nature and History in the Potomac Country: From Hunter-Gatherers to the Age of Jefferson. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. xiv + 338 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-9032-1.

Reviewed by Laura Croghan Kamoie
Published on H-DC (September, 2012)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

Author: 
Robert Harrison
Reviewer: 
Alan H. Lessoff

Lessoff on Harrison, 'Washington during Civil War and Reconstruction: Race and Radicalism'


Robert Harrison. Washington during Civil War and Reconstruction: Race and Radicalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. x + 343 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-00232-6.

Reviewed by Alan H. Lessoff (Illinois State University)
Published on H-DC (September, 2012)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

Author: 
Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
Reviewer: 
Marie J. Schwartz

Schwartz on Taylor, 'A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons'


Elizabeth Dowling Taylor. A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. xxiii + 304 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-10893-6.

Reviewed by Marie J. Schwartz (University of Rhode Island)
Published on H-DC (July, 2012)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

Author: 
Pamela Scott
Reviewer: 
Alison K. Hoagland

Hoagland on Scott, 'Fortress of Finance: The United States Treasury Building'


Pamela Scott. Fortress of Finance: The United States Treasury Building. Washington DC: Treasury Historical Association, 2010. Illustrations. xiv + 318 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-615-36629-6.

Reviewed by Alison K. Hoagland
Published on H-DC (December, 2011)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

The Architecture of Money

Author: 
Gail Sylvia Lowe
Reviewer: 
Ida E. Jones

Jones on Lowe, 'East of the River: Continuity and Change'


Gail Sylvia Lowe. East of the River: Continuity and Change. Washington DC: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, 2010. Illustrations, maps. 242 pp. $25.00 (paper), No ISBN listed.

Reviewed by Ida E. Jones
Published on H-DC (October, 2011)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

East toward the Rising Sun: A New Look at Southeast Washington DC

Author: 
Kate Masur
Reviewer: 
Jacqueline Moore

Moore on Masur, 'An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C.'


Kate Masur. An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. 376 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3414-5.

Reviewed by Jacqueline Moore (Austin College)
Published on H-DC (October, 2011)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

Author: 
Stephen R. Ortiz
Reviewer: 
Mary-Elizabeth Bradley Murphy

Murphy on Ortiz, 'Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era'


Stephen R. Ortiz. Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era. New York: New York University Press, 2010. xii + 249 pp. $47.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-6213-4.

Reviewed by Mary-Elizabeth Bradley Murphy (Drexel University)
Published on H-DC (September, 2011)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

Author: 
Jerry A. McCoy, Silver Spring Historical Society
Reviewer: 
Susan Soderberg

Soderberg on McCoy and Society, 'Downtown Silver Spring'


Jerry A. McCoy, Silver Spring Historical Society. Downtown Silver Spring. Then & Now Series. Charleston: Arcadia Publishing, 2010. Illustrations. 96 pp. $21.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7385-8631-1.

Reviewed by Susan Soderberg
Published on H-DC (February, 2011)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

Development Illustrated

Author: 
Gary Scharnhorst
Reviewer: 
John Fleckner

Fleckner on Scharnhorst, 'Kate Field: The Many Lives of a Nineteenth-Century American Journalist'


Gary Scharnhorst. Kate Field: The Many Lives of a Nineteenth-Century American Journalist. Writing American Women Series. New York: Syracuse University Press, 2008. xiv + 306 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-0874-5.

Reviewed by John Fleckner (Smithsonian Institution)
Published on H-DC (November, 2010)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

Author: 
Anthony S. Pitch
Reviewer: 
John P. Richardson

Richardson on Pitch, '"They Have Killed Papa Dead!" The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance'


Anthony S. Pitch. "They Have Killed Papa Dead!" The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance. Hanover: Steerforth Press, 2008. 512 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58642-158-8.

Reviewed by John P. Richardson (Self)
Published on H-DC (May, 2010)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

Author: 
Kathryn Allamong Jacob
Reviewer: 
Alan H. Lessoff

Lessoff on Jacob, 'King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man-About-Washington in the Gilded Age'


Kathryn Allamong Jacob. King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man-About-Washington in the Gilded Age. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. 212 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-9397-1.

Reviewed by Alan H. Lessoff (Illinois State University)
Published on H-DC (May, 2010)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

Author: 
Kirk Savage
Reviewer: 
Christopher H. Sterling

Sterling on Savage, 'Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape'


Kirk Savage. Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009. x + 390 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-25654-5.

Reviewed by Christopher H. Sterling (George Washington University)
Published on H-DC (April, 2010)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

Author: 
Paul E. Ceruzzi
Reviewer: 
John Spiers

Spiers on Ceruzzi, 'Internet Alley: High Technology in Tysons Corner, 1945-2005'


Paul E. Ceruzzi. Internet Alley: High Technology in Tysons Corner, 1945-2005. Boston: MIT Press, 2008. ix + 242 pp. ISBN 978-0-262-03374-9.

Reviewed by John Spiers
Published on H-DC (November, 2008)
Commissioned by David F. Krugler

Tysons Corner: A New Twist on Suburban Development

Author: 
Luca Molinari, Andrea Canepari, eds
Reviewer: 
Mimi Godfrey

Godfrey on Molinari and Canepari, 'The Italian Legacy in Washington D.C.: Architecture, Design, Art, and Culture'


Luca Molinari, Andrea Canepari, eds. The Italian Legacy in Washington D.C.: Architecture, Design, Art, and Culture. Milan: Skira, 2007. 213 pp. Illustrations. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-88-6130-304-1.

Reviewed by Mimi Godfrey
Published on H-DC (November, 2008)
Commissioned by David F. Krugler

Unfulfilling Legacy

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