Reviews

Author: 
Michael P. Young
Reviewer: 
Randall Stephens

Stephens on Young, 'Bearing Witness against Sin: The Evangelical Birth of the American Social Movement'

Michael P. Young. Bearing Witness against Sin: The Evangelical Birth of the American Social Movement. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. xi + 248 pp. $22.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-96086-9.

Reviewed by Randall Stephens (History Department, Eastern Nazarene College) Published on H-SHEAR (December, 2007)

Author: 
Dickson D. Bruce, Jr.
Reviewer: 
Katherine Hijar

Hijar on Bruce, 'The Kentucky Tragedy: A Story of Conflict and Change in Antebellum America'

Dickson D. Bruce, Jr. The Kentucky Tragedy: A Story of Conflict and Change in Antebellum America. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2006. 183 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-3173-2.

Reviewed by Katherine Hijar (Department of History, Johns Hopkins University) Published on H-SHEAR (October, 2007)

Author: 
Diane Eickhoff
Reviewer: 
Holly Kent

Kent on Eickhoff, 'Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women's Rights'

Diane Eickhoff. Revolutionary Heart: The Life of Clarina Nichols and the Pioneering Crusade for Women's Rights. Kansas City: Quindaro Press, 2006. 277 pp. $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-9764434-4-5.

Reviewed by Holly Kent (Lehigh University) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2007)

"An Unjustly Overlooked Pioneer of the Women's Rights Movement": The Life of Clarina I. H. Nichols

Author: 
H. Robert Baker
Reviewer: 
Stan Harrold

Harrold on Baker, 'The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War'

H. Robert Baker. The Rescue of Joshua Glover: A Fugitive Slave, the Constitution, and the Coming of the Civil War. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2006. xiv + 272 pp. $38.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8214-1690-7.

Reviewed by Stan Harrold (Department of Social Sciences, South Carolina State University) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2007)

From Slave Escape to Northern Constitutionalism

Author: 
Harvey J. Kaye
Reviewer: 
Matthew Hale

Hale on Kaye, 'Thomas Paine and the Promise of America'

Harvey J. Kaye. Thomas Paine and the Promise of America. New York: Hill & Wang, 2005. 262 pp. $15.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8090-9344-1; $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8090-8970-3.

Reviewed by Matthew Hale (Department of History, Goucher College) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2007)

In the Beginning There Was Paine

Author: 
Saul Cornell
Reviewer: 
Robert H. Churchill

Churchill on Cornell, 'A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America'

Saul Cornell. A Well-Regulated Militia: The Founding Fathers and the Origins of Gun Control in America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. xvi + 270 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-514786-5.

Reviewed by Robert H. Churchill (Department of Humanities, University of Hartford) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2007)

Three Steps Forward, One Step Back

Author: 
David S. Reynolds
Reviewer: 
Rachel Hope Cleves

Cleves on Reynolds, 'John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights'

David S. Reynolds. John Brown, Abolitionist: The Man Who Killed Slavery, Sparked the Civil War, and Seeded Civil Rights. New York: Vintage Books, 2006. x + 578 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-375-41188-5; $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-375-72615-6.

Reviewed by Rachel Hope Cleves (Department of History, Northern Illinois University) Published on H-SHEAR (August, 2007)

Verry Much Bloodshed

Author: 
Matthew Mason
Reviewer: 
Peter S. Onuf

Onuf on Mason, 'Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic'

Matthew Mason. Slavery and Politics in the Early American Republic. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. xii + 339 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3049-9.

Reviewed by Peter S. Onuf (Department of History, University of Virginia) Published on H-SHEAR (August, 2007)

Beyond Separate Spheres

Author: 
Mary Kelley
Reviewer: 
Patricia Cohen

Cohen on Kelley, 'Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life in America's Republic'

Mary Kelley. Learning to Stand and Speak: Women, Education, and Public Life in America's Republic. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006. x + 312 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3064-2.

Reviewed by Patricia Cohen (Department of History, University of California-Santa Barbara) Published on H-SHEAR (August, 2007)

Eager Students, Expanding Horizons

Author: 
Sandra Harbert Petrulionis
Reviewer: 
Ethan J. Kytle

Kytle on Petrulionis, 'To Set This World Right: The Antislavery Movement in Thoreau's Concord'

Sandra Harbert Petrulionis. To Set This World Right: The Antislavery Movement in Thoreau's Concord. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2006. xi + 233 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4157-8.

Reviewed by Ethan J. Kytle (Department of History, California State University, Fresno) Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2007)

A Different Face of Concord

Author: 
Bruce Laurie
Reviewer: 
Fred Blue

Blue on Laurie, 'Beyond Garrison: Antislavery and Social Reform'

Bruce Laurie. Beyond Garrison: Antislavery and Social Reform. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xxi + 340 pp. $24.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-60517-5; $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-84408-6.

Reviewed by Fred Blue (Department of History, Youngstown State University) Published on H-SHEAR (May, 2007)

Third-Party Antislavery Politics and Reform in Massachusetts

Author: 
Alisse Portnoy
Reviewer: 
Carol Faulkner

Faulkner on Portnoy, 'Their Right to Speak: Women's Activism in the Indian and Slave Debates'

Alisse Portnoy. Their Right to Speak: Women's Activism in the Indian and Slave Debates. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. xii + 290 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-01922-5.

Reviewed by Carol Faulkner (Department of History, SUNY Geneseo) Published on H-SHEAR (April, 2007)

Catharine Beecher on Indian Removal and Anti-Slavery

Author: 
Scott A. Sandage
Reviewer: 
Ronald Zboray

Zboray on Sandage, 'Born Losers: A History of Failure in America'

Scott A. Sandage. Born Losers: A History of Failure in America. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. x + 362 pp. $16.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-674-02107-5.

Reviewed by Ronald Zboray (Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh, and Mary Saracino Zboray, Department of Communication, University of Pittsburgh) Published on H-SHEAR (March, 2007)

Paying Attention

Author: 
Scott A. Silverstone
Reviewer: 
James Huston

Huston on Silverstone, 'Divided Union: The Politics of War in the Early American Republic'

Scott A. Silverstone. Divided Union: The Politics of War in the Early American Republic. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2004. vii + 278 pp. $42.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4230-8.

Reviewed by James Huston (History Department, Oklahoma State University) Published on H-SHEAR (October, 2006)

Republican Virtue and Foreign Affairs in the Early Republic

Author: 
Gretchen Murphy
Reviewer: 
John Belohlavek

Belohlavek on Murphy, 'Hemispheric Imaginings: The Monroe Doctrine and Narratives of U.S. Empire'

Gretchen Murphy. Hemispheric Imaginings: The Monroe Doctrine and Narratives of U.S. Empire. Durham: Duke University Press, 2005. xi + 195 pp. $21.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-3496-5; $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8223-3484-2.

Reviewed by John Belohlavek (Department of History, University of South Florida) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2006)

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