Reviews

Author: 
Carol Sheriff
Reviewer: 
David Rossell

Rossell on Carol Sheriff, 'The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862' and Sheriff, 'The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862'

Carol Sheriff. The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862. New York: Hill and Wang, 1996. xvii + 251 pp. Carol Sheriff. The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress, 1817-1862. New York: Hill & Wang, 1996. xvii + 251 pp. $19.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8090-2753-8; $15.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8090-1605-1.

Author: 
Andrew F. Smith
Reviewer: 
Kenneth H. Wheeler

Wheeler on Smith, 'The Saintly Scoundrel: The Life and Times of Dr. John Cook Bennett'

Andrew F. Smith. The Saintly Scoundrel: The Life and Times of Dr. John Cook Bennett. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997. xiii + 271 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-02282-1.

Reviewed by Kenneth H. Wheeler (Ohio State University) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 1997)

Religion, Education, and Boosterism in the Midwest

Author: 
Wilma Dunaway
Reviewer: 
Edwin J. Perkins

Perkins on Dunaway, 'The First American Frontier: Transition to Capitalism in Southern Appalachia, 1700-1860'

Wilma Dunaway. The First American Frontier: Transition to Capitalism in Southern Appalachia, 1700-1860. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996. xvii + 448 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4540-0; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2236-4.

Reviewed by Edwin J. Perkins (University of Southern California) Published on H-SHEAR (February, 1997)

Author: 
William Earl Weeks
Reviewer: 
Michael A. Morrison

Morrison on Weeks, 'Building the Continental Empire: American Expansion from the Revolution to the Civil War'

William Earl Weeks. Building the Continental Empire: American Expansion from the Revolution to the Civil War. Chicago, Ill.: Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 1996. x + 177 pp. $22.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-56663-135-8.

Reviewed by Michael A. Morrison (Department of History, Purdue University) Published on H-SHEAR (February, 1997)

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