Reviews

Author: 
Wendy Bellion
Reviewer: 
Aaron Wunsch

Wunsch on Bellion, 'Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America'

Wendy Bellion. Citizen Spectator: Art, Illusion, and Visual Perception in Early National America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. xviii + 351 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3388-9.

Reviewed by Aaron Wunsch (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-SHEAR (August, 2012) Commissioned by Brian Luskey

Seeing Things in the Early Republic

Author: 
Michael Zakim, Gary John Kornblith, eds.
Reviewer: 
Corey Goettsch

Goettsch on Zakim and Kornblith, 'Capitalism Takes Command: The Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America'

Michael Zakim, Gary John Kornblith, eds. Capitalism Takes Command: The Social Transformation of Nineteenth-Century America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. 368 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-45109-1; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-45110-7.

Reviewed by Corey Goettsch (History Department, Emory University) Published on H-SHEAR (August, 2012) Commissioned by Brian Luskey

Author: 
George William Van Cleve
Reviewer: 
Padraig Riley

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

George William Van Cleve. A Slaveholders' Union: Slavery, Politics, and the Constitution in the Early American Republic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. 388 pp. $39.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-84668-2.

Reviewed by Padraig Riley (Dalhousie University) Published on H-SHEAR (April, 2012) Commissioned by Caleb McDaniel

One Nation, Under Slavery

Author: 
Stacey M. Robertson
Reviewer: 
Corey Brooks

Brooks on Robertson, 'Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest'

Stacey M. Robertson. Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. xiv + 303 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3408-4.

Reviewed by Corey Brooks (York College of Pennsylvania) Published on H-SHEAR (February, 2012) Commissioned by Caleb McDaniel

Stitching Together an Antislavery West

Author: 
Seth Cotlar
Reviewer: 
Rachel Hope Cleves

Cleves on Cotlar, 'Tom Paine's America: The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism in the Early Republic'

Seth Cotlar. Tom Paine's America: The Rise and Fall of Transatlantic Radicalism in the Early Republic. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2011. xii + 269 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3100-5; ISBN 978-0-8139-3106-7.

Reviewed by Rachel Hope Cleves (Department of History, University of Victoria) Published on H-SHEAR (October, 2011) Commissioned by Brian Luskey

Author: 
David Jaffee
Reviewer: 
Joanna Cohen

Cohen on Jaffee, 'A New Nation of Goods: The Material Culture of Early America'

David Jaffee. A New Nation of Goods: The Material Culture of Early America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010. Illustrations. xv + 400 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4257-7.

Reviewed by Joanna Cohen (Queen Mary, University of London) Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2011) Commissioned by Brian Luskey

Author: 
Sam W. Haynes
Reviewer: 
John Craig Hammond

Hammond on Haynes, 'Unfinished Revolution: The Early American Republic in a British World'

Sam W. Haynes. Unfinished Revolution: The Early American Republic in a British World. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2010. x + 378 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-3068-8; ISBN 978-0-8139-3080-0.

Reviewed by John Craig Hammond (Pennsylvania State University) Published on H-SHEAR (May, 2011) Commissioned by Caleb McDaniel

The Early Anglophobic Republic

Author: 
Ashli White
Reviewer: 
Matthew Hale

Hale on White, 'Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic'

Ashli White. Encountering Revolution: Haiti and the Making of the Early Republic. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. ix + 267 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-9415-2.

Reviewed by Matthew Hale (Goucher College) Published on H-SHEAR (May, 2011) Commissioned by Brian Luskey

The Web They Wove

Author: 
Graham Russell Gao Hodges
Reviewer: 
Julie Winch

Winch on Hodges, 'David Ruggles: A Radical Black Abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City'

Graham Russell Gao Hodges. David Ruggles: A Radical Black Abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City. The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. 264 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3326-1.

Reviewed by Julie Winch (University of Massachusetts-Boston) Published on H-SHEAR (April, 2011) Commissioned by Caleb McDaniel

Author: 
Ronald J. Zboray, Mary Saracino Zboray
Reviewer: 
Lucia McMahon

McMahon on Zboray and Zboray, 'Voices without Votes: Women and Politics in Antebellum New England'

Ronald J. Zboray, Mary Saracino Zboray. Voices without Votes: Women and Politics in Antebellum New England. Durham: University of New Hampshire Press, 2010. x + 306 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58465-867-2; $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-58465-868-9.

Reviewed by Lucia McMahon (William Paterson University) Published on H-SHEAR (March, 2011) Commissioned by Caleb McDaniel

Author: 
Eran Shalev
Reviewer: 
Eileen Ka-May Cheng

Cheng on Shalev, 'Rome Reborn on Western Shores: Historical Imagination and the Creation of the American Republic'

Eran Shalev. Rome Reborn on Western Shores: Historical Imagination and the Creation of the American Republic. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009. xiii + 311 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-2833-3.

Reviewed by Eileen Ka-May Cheng (Sarah Lawrence College) Published on H-SHEAR (February, 2011) Commissioned by Caleb McDaniel

Author: 
Lacy K. Ford
Reviewer: 
Charles F. Irons

Irons on Ford, 'Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South'

Lacy K. Ford. Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. viii + 673 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-511809-4.

Reviewed by Charles F. Irons (Elon University) Published on H-SHEAR (November, 2010) Commissioned by Caleb McDaniel

The Strange Career of South Carolina Paternalism

Author: 
David Anthony
Reviewer: 
Joshua Greenberg

Greenberg on Anthony, 'Paper Money Men: Commerce, Manhood, and the Sensational Public Sphere in Antebellum America'

David Anthony. Paper Money Men: Commerce, Manhood, and the Sensational Public Sphere in Antebellum America. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2009. xii + 225 pp. $43.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-1110-6; $9.95 (cd-rom), ISBN 978-0-8142-9207-5.

Reviewed by Joshua Greenberg (Bridgewater State College) Published on H-SHEAR (October, 2010) Commissioned by Brian Luskey

Author: 
Carolyn Eastman
Reviewer: 
J. M. Opal

Opal on Eastman, 'A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution'

Carolyn Eastman. A Nation of Speechifiers: Making an American Public after the Revolution. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. xi + 290 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-18019-9.

Reviewed by J. M. Opal (McGill University) Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2010) Commissioned by Caleb McDaniel

The Public as Project

Author: 
Rachel Hope Cleves
Reviewer: 
Matthew Clavin

Clavin on Cleves, 'The Reign of Terror in America: Visions of Violence from Anti-Jacobinism to Antislavery'

Rachel Hope Cleves. The Reign of Terror in America: Visions of Violence from Anti-Jacobinism to Antislavery. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. xvi + 296 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-88435-8.

Reviewed by Matthew Clavin (University of West Florida) Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2010) Commissioned by Caleb McDaniel

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

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