Reviews

Author: 
Lorri Glover
Reviewer: 
Jessica Lowe

Lowe on Glover, 'The Fate of the Revolution: Virginians Debate the Constitution'


Lorri Glover. The Fate of the Revolution: Virginians Debate the Constitution. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. 204 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4214-2002-8.

Reviewed by Jessica Lowe (University of Virginia School of Law)
Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert P. Murray

When Virginia Created America

Author: 
John P. Bowes
Reviewer: 
Rebecca Kugel

Kugel on Bowes, 'Land Too Good for Indians: Northern Indian Removal'


John P. Bowes. Land Too Good for Indians: Northern Indian Removal. New Directions in Native American Studies Series. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2016. Illustrations. 234 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-5212-7.

Reviewed by Rebecca Kugel (University of California, Riverside)
Published on H-SHEAR (February, 2017)
Commissioned by Robert P. Murray

Author: 
Robin C. Sager
Reviewer: 
Leslie J. Harris

Harris on Sager, 'Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America'


Robin C. Sager. Marital Cruelty in Antebellum America. Baton Rouge: Lousiana State University Press, 2016. 203 pp. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-6310-8.

Reviewed by Leslie J. Harris (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert P. Murray

Author: 
Thomas A. Apel
Reviewer: 
Jan Golinski

Golinski on Apel, 'Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds: Science and the Yellow Fever Controversy in the Early American Republic'


Thomas A. Apel. Feverish Bodies, Enlightened Minds: Science and the Yellow Fever Controversy in the Early American Republic. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2016. 208 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-9740-5.

Reviewed by Jan Golinski (University of New Hampshire)
Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert P. Murray

Fever on the Mind

Author: 
Brian P. Luskey, Wendy A. Woloson, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sean Patrick Adams

Adams on Luskey and Woloson, 'Capitalism by Gaslight: Illuminating the Economy of Nineteenth-Century America'


Brian P. Luskey, Wendy A. Woloson, eds. Capitalism by Gaslight: Illuminating the Economy of Nineteenth-Century America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 328 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4689-6.

Reviewed by Sean Patrick Adams (Dept. of History, University of Florida)
Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert P. Murray

Author: 
Ted Maris-Wolf
Reviewer: 
Ellen Pearson

Pearson on Maris-Wolf, 'Family Bonds: Free Blacks and Re-enslavement Law in Antebellum Virginia'


Ted Maris-Wolf. Family Bonds: Free Blacks and Re-enslavement Law in Antebellum Virginia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 336 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2007-7.

Reviewed by Ellen Pearson (University of North Carolina-Asheville)
Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert P. Murray

Author: 
David T. Gleeson, Simon Lewis, eds.
Reviewer: 
Samuel Watson

Watson on Gleeson and Lewis, 'The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War'


David T. Gleeson, Simon Lewis, eds. The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War. The Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World Series. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014. viii + 308 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61117-325-3.

Reviewed by Samuel Watson (United States Military Academy)
Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Monique Bourque

Author: 
Philip F. Gura
Reviewer: 
David Silverman

Silverman on Gura, 'The Life of William Apess, Pequot'


Philip F. Gura. The Life of William Apess, Pequot. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2015. 216 pp. $26.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-1998-9.

Reviewed by David Silverman (George Washington University)
Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert P. Murray

Author: 
Faye M. Kert
Reviewer: 
David Head

Head on Kert, 'Privateering: Patriots and Profits in the War of 1812'


Faye M. Kert. Privateering: Patriots and Profits in the War of 1812. Johns Hopkins Books on the War of 1812 Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. 224 pp. $55.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4214-1748-6; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-1747-9.

Reviewed by David Head (Spring Hill College)
Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Robert P. Murray

Author: 
Sean Condon
Reviewer: 
Paul D. Newman

Newman on Condon, 'Shays's Rebellion: Authority and Distress in Post-revolutionary America'


Sean Condon. Shays's Rebellion: Authority and Distress in Post-revolutionary America. Witness to History Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. 176 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4214-1743-1; $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-1742-4.

Reviewed by Paul D. Newman (University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown)
Published on H-SHEAR (December, 2015)
Commissioned by Robert P. Murray

One Historian's Rebel Is Another's Regulator

Author: 
Ricardo A. Herrera
Reviewer: 
Lorien Foote

Foote on Herrera, 'For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861'


Ricardo A. Herrera. For Liberty and the Republic: The American Citizen as Soldier, 1775-1861. New York: New York University Press, 2015. 272 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-1994-2.

Reviewed by Lorien Foote (Texas A & M)
Published on H-SHEAR (October, 2015)
Commissioned by Robert P. Murray

Author: 
Lisa Tetrault
Reviewer: 
Allison K. Lange

Lange on Tetrault, 'The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898'


Lisa Tetrault. The Myth of Seneca Falls: Memory and the Women's Suffrage Movement, 1848-1898. Gender and American Culture Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. xiv + 279 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-1427-4.

Reviewed by Allison K. Lange (Brandeis University)
Published on H-SHEAR (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Monique Bourque

The Mythology of the Suffrage Movement

Author: 
Brian C. Black, Michael J. Chiarappa, eds.
Reviewer: 
John Hepp

Hepp on Black and Chiarappa, 'Nature's Entrepôt: Philadelphia's Urban Sphere and Its Environmental Thresholds'


Brian C. Black, Michael J. Chiarappa, eds. Nature's Entrepôt: Philadelphia's Urban Sphere and Its Environmental Thresholds. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012. vi + 367 pp. $38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4417-1.

Reviewed by John Hepp
Published on H-SHEAR (May, 2015)
Commissioned by Monique Bourque

Author: 
John R. Van Atta
Reviewer: 
Stephen J. Rockwell

Rockwell on Van Atta, 'Securing the West: Politics, Public Lands, and the Fate of the Old Republic, 1785-1850'


John R. Van Atta. Securing the West: Politics, Public Lands, and the Fate of the Old Republic, 1785-1850. Reconfiguring American Political History Series. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. xiii + 294 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-1275-7.

Reviewed by Stephen J. Rockwell (St. Joseph's College)
Published on H-SHEAR (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Robert P. Murray

Author: 
Ousmane Power-Greene
Reviewer: 
Beverly Tomek

Tomek on Power-Greene, 'Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle Against the Colonization Movement'


Ousmane Power-Greene. Against Wind and Tide: The African American Struggle Against the Colonization Movement. New York: New York University Press, 2014. 273 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-2317-8.

Reviewed by Beverly Tomek (University of Houston-Victoria.)
Published on H-SHEAR (November, 2014)
Commissioned by Robert P. Murray

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