Reviews

Author: 
Shari Rabin
Reviewer: 
Mara Cohen Ioannides

Cohen Ioannides on Rabin, 'Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America'

Shari Rabin. Jews on the Frontier: Religion and Mobility in Nineteenth-Century America. North American Religions Series. New York: New York University Press, 2017. viii + 193 pp. $37.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-3047-3

Author: 
Michael David McNally
Reviewer: 
Nicholas Garcia

Garcia on McNally, 'Defend the Sacred: Native American Religious Freedom beyond the First Amendment'

Michael David McNally. Defend the Sacred: Native American Religious Freedom beyond the First Amendment. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020. xx + 376 pp. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-691-19090-7.

Reviewed by Nicholas Garcia (University of California, Davis) Published on H-Early-America (October, 2020) Commissioned by Kelly K. Sharp (Furman University)

Author: 
Rachel Stephens
Reviewer: 
Janine Boldt

Boldt on Stephens, 'Selling Andrew Jackson: Ralph E.W. Earl and the Politics of Portraiture'

Rachel Stephens. Selling Andrew Jackson: Ralph E.W. Earl and the Politics of Portraiture. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2018. xiv + 232 pp. $39.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61117-866-1.

Reviewed by Janine Boldt Published on H-Early-America (September, 2020) Commissioned by Kelly K. Sharp (Furman University)

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Author: 
Robert H. Churchill
Reviewer: 
Robert Colby

Colby on Churchill, 'The Underground Railroad and the Geography of Violence in Antebellum America'

Robert H. Churchill. The Underground Railroad and the Geography of Violence in Antebellum America. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020. 236 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-108-73346-5.

Reviewed by Robert Colby (Christopher Newport University) Published on H-Early-America (September, 2020) Commissioned by Kelly K. Sharp (Furman University)

Author: 
Naomi Pullin
Reviewer: 
Catherine Gill

Gill on Pullin, 'Female Friends and the Making of Transatlantic Quakerism, 1650-1750'

Naomi Pullin. Female Friends and the Making of Transatlantic Quakerism, 1650-1750. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 314 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-316-51023-0; ISBN 978-1-316-64962-6. 

Reviewed by Catherine Gill (Department of English) Published on H-Early-America (August, 2020) Commissioned by Kelly K. Sharp (Furman University)

Author: 
Fred E. Witzig
Reviewer: 
Noeleen McIlvenna

McIlvenna on Witzig, 'Sanctifying Slavery and Politics in South Carolina: The Life of the Reverend Alexander Garden, 1685-1756'

Fred E. Witzig. Sanctifying Slavery and Politics in South Carolina: The Life of the Reverend Alexander Garden, 1685-1756. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2018. xv + 235 pp. $39.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61117-846-3.

Reviewed by Noeleen McIlvenna (Wright State University) Published on H-Early-America (August, 2020) Commissioned by Kelly K. Sharp (Furman University)

Author: 
Alexander Smyth
Reviewer: 
Lisa A. Francavilla

Francavilla on Smyth, 'A Rape in the Early Republic: Gender and Legal Culture in an 1806 Virginia Trial'

Alexander Smyth. A Rape in the Early Republic: Gender and Legal Culture in an 1806 Virginia Trial. Edited by Randall L. Hall. New Directions In Southern History Series. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2017. 136 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8131-6952-1.

Reviewed by Lisa A. Francavilla (The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series and Jefferson Quotes & Family Letters) Published on H-Early-America (June, 2020) Commissioned by Kelly K. Sharp (Furman University)

Author: 
Richard Harless
Reviewer: 
John G. McCurdy

McCurdy on Harless, 'George Washington and Native Americans: "Learn Our Arts and Ways of Life"'

Richard Harless. George Washington and Native Americans: "Learn Our Arts and Ways of Life". Fairfax: George Mason University Press, 2018. 300 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-942695-14-1

Reviewed by John G. McCurdy (Eastern Michigan University) Published on H-Early-America (May, 2020) Commissioned by Kelly P. Sharp (Furman University)

Author: 
Nora Doyle
Reviewer: 
Erica Hayden

Hayden on Doyle, 'Maternal Bodies: Redefining Motherhood in Early America'

Nora Doyle. Maternal Bodies: Redefining Motherhood in Early America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. xii + 272 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-3719-8.

Reviewed by Erica Hayden (Trevecca Nazarene University) Published on H-Early-America (March, 2020) Commissioned by Joshua J. Jeffers (California State University-Dominguez Hills)

Author: 
Kelly A. Ryan
Reviewer: 
Alex Tabor

Tabor on Ryan, 'Everyday Crimes: Social Violence and Civil Rights in Early America'

Kelly A. Ryan. Everyday Crimes: Social Violence and Civil Rights in Early America. New York: New York University Press, 2019. 400 pp. $39.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-6961-9.

Reviewed by Alex Tabor (Carnegie Mellon University) Published on H-Early-America (November, 2019) Commissioned by Joshua J. Jeffers (California State University-Dominguez Hills)

Author: 
Elaine Forman Crane
Reviewer: 
Lisa A. Francavilla

Francavilla on Crane, 'The Poison Plot: A Tale of Adultery and Murder in Colonial Newport'

Elaine Forman Crane. The Poison Plot: A Tale of Adultery and Murder in Colonial Newport. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018. 264 pp. $32.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-2131-1.

Reviewed by Lisa A. Francavilla (The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series and Jefferson Quotes & Family Letters) Published on H-Early-America (November, 2019) Commissioned by Joshua J. Jeffers (California State University-Dominguez Hills)

Author: 
Calvin Schermerhorn
Reviewer: 
Margot Minardi

Minardi on Schermerhorn, 'Unrequited Toil: A History of United States Slavery'

Calvin Schermerhorn. Unrequited Toil: A History of United States Slavery. Cambridge Essential Histories Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 266 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-60858-0.

Reviewed by Margot Minardi (Reed College) Published on H-Early-America (November, 2019) Commissioned by Joshua J. Jeffers (California State University-Dominguez Hills)

Author: 
Kenneth Cohen
Reviewer: 
John G. McCurdy

McCurdy on Cohen, 'They Will Have Their Game: Sporting Culture and the Making of the Early American Republic'

Kenneth Cohen. They Will Have Their Game: Sporting Culture and the Making of the Early American Republic. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2017. Illustrations. 334 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5017-0549-6.

Reviewed by John G. McCurdy (Eastern Michigan University) Published on H-Early-America (November, 2019) Commissioned by Joshua J. Jeffers (California State University-Dominguez Hills)

Author: 
Martha S. Jones
Reviewer: 
William Hardin

Hardin on Jones, 'Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America'

Martha S. Jones. Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 268 pp. $110.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-15034-8; $27.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-316-60472-4.

Reviewed by William Hardin (Montgomery Bell Academy) Published on H-Early-America (August, 2019) Commissioned by Joshua J. Jeffers (California State University-Dominguez Hills)

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