Reviews

Author: 
Adrian Miller
Reviewer: 
Julia C. Ehrhardt

Ehrhardt on Miller, 'The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas'

Adrian Miller. The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. 296 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-3253-7.

Reviewed by Julia C. Ehrhardt (University of Oklahoma) Published on H-FedHist (November, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Ryan Alford
Reviewer: 
Christopher Kelley

Kelley on Alford, 'Permanent State of Emergency: Unchecked Executive Power and the Demise of the Rule of Law'

Ryan Alford. Permanent State of Emergency: Unchecked Executive Power and the Demise of the Rule of Law. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2017. 352 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-4919-7.

Reviewed by Christopher Kelley (Miami University of Ohio) Published on H-FedHist (October, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Brian R. Dirck
Reviewer: 
Joshua A. Claybourn

Claybourn on Dirck, 'Lincoln in Indiana'

Brian R. Dirck. Lincoln in Indiana. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2017. 152 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8093-3565-7.

Reviewed by Joshua A. Claybourn (Independent Scholar) Published on H-FedHist (October, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53276

Author: 
Steven M. Gillon
Reviewer: 
David Steigerwald

Steigerwald on Gillon, 'Separate and Unequal: The Kerner Commission and the Unraveling of American Liberalism'

Steven M. Gillon. Separate and Unequal: The Kerner Commission and the Unraveling of American Liberalism. New York: Basic Books, 2018. 400 pp. $32.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-09608-4.

Reviewed by David Steigerwald (The Ohio State University) Published on H-FedHist (September, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Hugh Wilford
Reviewer: 
Kevin Jones

Jones on Wilford, 'America's Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East'

Hugh Wilford. America's Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East. New York: Basic Books, 2016. 400 pp. $17.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-465-09628-2.

Reviewed by Kevin Jones (University of Georgia) Published on H-FedHist (September, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Charles E. Wright
Reviewer: 
Richmond Clow

Clow on Wright, 'Law at Little Big Horn: Due Process Denied'

Charles E. Wright. Law at Little Big Horn: Due Process Denied. Plains Histories Series. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 2016. 352 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-89672-912-4.

Reviewed by Richmond Clow (University of Montana) Published on H-FedHist (September, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Michael Hogan
Reviewer: 
Megan Lange

Lange on Hogan, 'Abraham Lincoln and Mexico: A History of Courage, Intrigue and Unlikely Friendships'

Michael Hogan. Abraham Lincoln and Mexico: A History of Courage, Intrigue and Unlikely Friendships. San Diego: Egretbooks.com, 2016. 361 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-9857744-9-3.

Reviewed by Megan Lange (Santa Ana College) Published on H-FedHist (September, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Ronald L. Hatzenbuehler
Reviewer: 
Mark Elliott

Elliott on Hatzenbuehler, 'Jefferson, Lincoln, and the Unfinished Work of the Nation'

Ronald L. Hatzenbuehler. Jefferson, Lincoln, and the Unfinished Work of the Nation. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2016. 192 pp. $19.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8093-3490-2.

Reviewed by Mark Elliott (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) Published on H-FedHist (September, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Denis Lacorne
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth A. Georgian

Georgian on Lacorne, 'Religion in America: A Political History'

Denis Lacorne. Religion in America: A Political History. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. 264 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-15101-6.

Reviewed by Elizabeth A. Georgian (University of South Carolina at Aiken) Published on H-FedHist (August, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=50024

Author: 
Mark Holowchak, Brian W. Dotts, eds.
Reviewer: 
Andrew O'Shaughnessy

O'Shaughnessy on Holowchak and Dotts, 'The Elusive Thomas Jefferson: Essays on the Man behind the Myths'

Mark Holowchak, Brian W. Dotts, eds. The Elusive Thomas Jefferson: Essays on the Man behind the Myths. Jefferson: McFarland, 2017. 252 pp. $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6925-0.

Reviewed by Andrew O'Shaughnessy (Thomas Jefferson Foundation; Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies) Published on H-FedHist (August, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Joseph M. Siracusa, Hang Thi Thuy Nguyen
Reviewer: 
Sean Brennan

Brennan on Siracusa and Nguyen, 'Richard M. Nixon and European Integration: A Reappraisal'

Joseph M. Siracusa, Hang Thi Thuy Nguyen. Richard M. Nixon and European Integration: A Reappraisal. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 331 pp. $159.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-319-75661-5.

Reviewed by Sean Brennan (University of Scranton) Published on H-FedHist (August, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Catherine E. Rymph
Reviewer: 
Birgitte Søland

Søland on Rymph, 'Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State'

Catherine E. Rymph. Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. xiv + 252 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-3564-4; $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-3563-7.

Reviewed by Birgitte Søland (The Ohio State University) Published on H-FedHist (August, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Jennifer A. Lemak, Ashley Hopkins-Benton
Reviewer: 
Mary McCune

McCune on Lemak and Hopkins-Benton, 'Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial'

Jennifer A. Lemak, Ashley Hopkins-Benton. Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial. Albany: Excelsior Editions, and imprint of State University of New, 2017. 272 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4384-6730-6.

Reviewed by Mary McCune (SUNY-Oswego) Published on H-FedHist (August, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Michael Kazin
Reviewer: 
Alex Ryan

Ryan on Kazin, 'War against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918'

Michael Kazin. War against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914-1918. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2017. xix + 378 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4767-0590-3; $17.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4767-0591-0.

Reviewed by Alex Ryan Published on H-FedHist (August, 2018) Commissioned by Kate Brown (Huntington University)

Author: 
David S. Turk
Reviewer: 
Jessica J. Warner

Warner on Turk, 'Forging the Star: The Official Modern History of the United States Marshals Service'

David S. Turk. Forging the Star: The Official Modern History of the United States Marshals Service. Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2016. 560 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57441-654-1.

Reviewed by Jessica J. Warner (Miami University of Ohio Regionals) Published on H-FedHist (August, 2018) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

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