Reviews

Author: 
Michael E. Woods
Reviewer: 
Thomas Balcerski

Balcerski on Woods, 'Arguing until Doomsday: Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy'

Michael E. Woods. Arguing until Doomsday: Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020. 352 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-5641-0.

Reviewed by Thomas Balcerski (Eastern Connecticut State University) Published on H-South (December, 2020) Commissioned by Bennett Parten (Yale University)

Author: 
Claire Whitlinger
Reviewer: 
William Billups

Billups on Whitlinger, 'Between Remembrance and Repair: Commemorating Racial Violence in Philadelphia, Mississippi'

Claire Whitlinger. Between Remembrance and Repair: Commemorating Racial Violence in Philadelphia, Mississippi. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020. 304 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-5633-5; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-5632-8.

Reviewed by William Billups (Emory University ) Published on H-South (September, 2020) Commissioned by Bennett Parten (Yale University)

Author: 
Richard Bell
Reviewer: 
Robert Colby

Colby on Bell, 'Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home'

Richard Bell. Stolen: Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and Their Astonishing Odyssey Home. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2019. 318 pp. $27.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5011-6943-4

Reviewed by Robert Colby (Christopher Newport University) Published on H-South (August, 2020) Commissioned by Caitlin E. Verboon (Freedmen and Southern Society Project, University of Maryland)

Author: 
Richard Campanella
Reviewer: 
J. Mark Souther

Souther on Campanella, 'The West Bank of Greater New Orleans: A Historical Geography'

Richard Campanella. The West Bank of Greater New Orleans: A Historical Geography. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2020. xvi + 389 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-7297-1.

Reviewed by J. Mark Souther (Cleveland State University) Published on H-South (August, 2020) Commissioned by Bennett Parten (Yale University)

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Author: 
Elizabeth Gillespie McRae
Reviewer: 
Zachary J. Lechner

Lechner on Gillespie McRae, 'Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy'

Elizabeth Gillespie McRae. Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. xiv + 352 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-027171-8.

Reviewed by Zachary J. Lechner (Thomas Nelson Community College) Published on H-South (June, 2018) Commissioned by Caitlin Verboon (University of Maryland, Freedmen and Southern Society Project)

Author: 
Darren E. Grem
Reviewer: 
Brendan J. Payne

Payne on Grem, 'The Blessings of Business: How Corporations Shaped Conservative Christianity'

Darren E. Grem. The Blessings of Business: How Corporations Shaped Conservative Christianity. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. xiii + 282 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-992797-5.

Reviewed by Brendan J. Payne (Baylor University) Published on H-South (February, 2018) Commissioned by Jay Richardson

Author: 
Sara Webb-Sunderhaus, Kim Donehower, eds.
Reviewer: 
Theresa L. Burriss

Burriss on Webb-Sunderhaus and Donehower, 'Rereading Appalachia: Literacy, Place, and Cultural Resistance'

Sara Webb-Sunderhaus, Kim Donehower, eds. Rereading Appalachia: Literacy, Place, and Cultural Resistance. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2015. 238 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-6559-2.

Reviewed by Theresa L. Burriss (Radford University) Published on H-South (February, 2018) Commissioned by Seth J. Bartee

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=47620

Author: 
Tera W. Hunter
Reviewer: 
Robert D. Bland

Bland on Hunter, 'Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century'

Tera W. Hunter. Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 2017. 404 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-04571-2.

Reviewed by Robert D. Bland (St. John's University) Published on H-South (January, 2018) Commissioned by Caitlin Verboon

Author: 
Matthew Karp
Reviewer: 
Roger Bailey

Bailey on Karp, 'This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy'

Matthew Karp. This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy. Cambrigde: Harvard University Press, 2016. 368 S. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-73725-9; $19.95 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-674-98677-0.

Reviewed by Roger Bailey (University of Maryland, College Park) Published on H-South (June, 2017) Commissioned by Caitlin Verboon (Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, Virginia Tech)

Author: 
Adam Rothman
Reviewer: 
James Illingworth

Illingworth on Rothman, 'Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery'

Adam Rothman. Beyond Freedom's Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. 288 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-36812-5.

Reviewed by James Illingworth (Department of History, University of Maryland, College Park) Published on H-South (April, 2017) Commissioned by Caitlin Verboon

Author: 
Alison Collis Greene
Reviewer: 
Ryan Schilling

Schilling on Greene, 'No Depression in Heaven: The Great Depression, the New Deal, and the Transformation of Religion in the Delta'

Alison Collis Greene. No Depression in Heaven: The Great Depression, the New Deal, and the Transformation of Religion in the Delta. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. 336 pp. $27.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-937187-7.

Reviewed by Ryan Schilling (Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College) Published on H-South (November, 2016) Commissioned by Jay Richardson

Author: 
Jim Downs
Reviewer: 
Karen Ross

Ross on Downs, 'Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction'

Jim Downs. Sick from Freedom: African-American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. 280 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-975872-2.

Reviewed by Karen Ross (Troy University) Published on H-South (July, 2013) Commissioned by David Carlson

Civil War, Emancipation, and the Struggle for Health and Freedom

Author: 
George Van Cleve
Reviewer: 
Andrew Shankman

Shankman on Van Cleve, 'A Slaveholders' Union: Slavery, Politics, and the Constitution in the Early American Republic'

George Van Cleve. A Slaveholders' Union: Slavery, Politics, and the Constitution in the Early American Republic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. 408 pp. $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-84670-5.

Reviewed by Andrew Shankman (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) Published on H-South (March, 2013) Commissioned by David Carlson

Author: 
Elizabeth Hill Flowers
Reviewer: 
Charity R. Carney

Carney on Flowers, 'Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II'

Elizabeth Hill Flowers. Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. xii + 263 pp. $47.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3534-0.

Reviewed by Charity R. Carney (Western Governors University) Published on H-South (January, 2013) Commissioned by Matthew L. Downs

Author: 
Charity R. Carney
Reviewer: 
Charles F. Irons

Irons on Carney, 'Ministers and Masters: Methodism, Manhood, and Honor in the Old South'

Charity R. Carney. Ministers and Masters: Methodism, Manhood, and Honor in the Old South. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2011. 216 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-3886-1; ISBN 978-0-8071-3888-5; ISBN 978-0-8071-3887-8; ISBN 978-0-8071-3889-2.

Reviewed by Charles F. Irons (Elon University) Published on H-South (January, 2013) Commissioned by David Carlson

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