Reviews

Author: 
Carla Cevasco
Reviewer: 
Anthony Trujillo

Trujillo on Cevasco, 'Violent Appetites: Hunger in the Early Northeast'

Carla Cevasco. Violent Appetites: Hunger in the Early Northeast. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2022. xii + 241 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-25134-0

Reviewed by Anthony Trujillo (Harvard University) Published on H-Early-America (February, 2023) Commissioned by Patrick Luck (Florida Polytechnic University)

Author: 
Bruce A. Ragsdale
Reviewer: 
Camille Davis

Davis on Ragsdale, 'Washington at the Plow: The Founding Farmer and the Question of Slavery'

Bruce A. Ragsdale. Washington at the Plow: The Founding Farmer and the Question of Slavery. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2021. vii + 358 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-24638-6

Author: 
Jan Ellen Lewis
Reviewer: 
Sheri Ann Huerta

Huerta on Lewis, 'Family, Slavery, and Love in the Early American Republic: The Essays of Jan Ellen Lewis'

Jan Ellen Lewis. Family, Slavery, and Love in the Early American Republic: The Essays of Jan Ellen Lewis. Edited by Barry Bienstock, Annette Gordon-Reed, and Peter S. Onuf. Williamsburg: Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, 2021. Illustrations. 432 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-6563-4

Author: 
Julie Flavell
Reviewer: 
John G. McCurdy

McCurdy on Flavell, 'The Howe Dynasty: The Untold Story of a Military Family and the Women behind Britain's Wars for America'

Julie Flavell. The Howe Dynasty: The Untold Story of a Military Family and the Women behind Britain's Wars for America. New York: Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2021. xiii + 462 pp. Ill. $26.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-63149-061-3

Author: 
Dael A. Norwood
Reviewer: 
Mark Markov

Markov on Norwood, 'Trading Freedom: How Trade with China Defined Early America'

Dael A. Norwood. Trading Freedom: How Trade with China Defined Early America. American Beginnings, 1500-1900 Series. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2022. Illustrations. 312 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-81558-9

Author: 
Emily Pears
Reviewer: 
Melinda Lawson

Lawson on Pears, 'Cords of Affection: Constructing Constitutional Union in Early American History'

Emily Pears. Cords of Affection: Constructing Constitutional Union in Early American History. American Political Thought Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2021. 328 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-3278-7.

Reviewed by Melinda Lawson (Union College) Published on H-Early-America (December, 2022) Commissioned by Troy Bickham (Texas A&M University)

Author: 
Ballard C. Campbell
Reviewer: 
Thomas Cox

Cox on Campbell, 'The Paradox of Power: Statebuilding in America, 1754-1920'

Ballard C. Campbell. The Paradox of Power: Statebuilding in America, 1754-1920. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2021. 392 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7006-3256-5.

Reviewed by Thomas Cox (Sam Houston State University) Published on H-Early-America (December, 2022) Commissioned by Troy Bickham (Texas A&M University)

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Author: 
Susan H. Brandt
Reviewer: 
Scottie Buehler

Buehler on Brandt, 'Women Healers: Gender, Authority, and Medicine in Early Philadelphia'

Susan H. Brandt. Women Healers: Gender, Authority, and Medicine in Early Philadelphia. Early American Studies Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2022. Illustrations. 312 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-5386-3

Author: 
Caroline Wigginton, Abram Van Engen, eds.
Reviewer: 
Daniel Ingram

Ingram on Wigginton and Van Engen, 'Feeling Godly: Religious Affections and Christian Contact in Early North America'

Caroline Wigginton, Abram Van Engen, eds. Feeling Godly: Religious Affections and Christian Contact in Early North America. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2021. vii + 185 pp.

Author: 
Jared Ross Hardesty
Reviewer: 
Mark L. Thompson

Thompson on Hardesty, 'Mutiny on the Rising Sun: A Tragic Tale of Slavery, Smuggling, and Chocolate'

Jared Ross Hardesty. Mutiny on the Rising Sun: A Tragic Tale of Slavery, Smuggling, and Chocolate. New York: New York University Press, 2021. xii + 267 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-1248-6

Author: 
Lee B. Wilson
Reviewer: 
Frances Bell

Bell on Wilson, 'Bonds of Empire: The English Origins of Slave Law in South Carolina and British Plantation America, 1660–1783'

Lee B. Wilson. Bonds of Empire: The English Origins of Slave Law in South Carolina and British Plantation America, 1660–1783. Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. 288 pp. $59.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-49525-7.

Reviewed by Frances Bell (College of William and Mary) Published on H-Early-America (November, 2022) Commissioned by Patrick Luck (Florida Polytechnic University)

Author: 
Michael John Witgen
Reviewer: 
Brandon Dean

Dean on Witgen, 'Seeing Red: Indigenous Land, American Expansion, and the Political Economy of Plunder in North America'

Michael John Witgen. Seeing Red: Indigenous Land, American Expansion, and the Political Economy of Plunder in North America. Chapel Hill: Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture, 2022. 384 pp. $29.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4696-6485-9; $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-6484-2.

Reviewed by Brandon Dean (Wayne State University) Published on H-Early-America (October, 2022) Commissioned by Patrick Luck (Florida Polytechnic University)

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