Reviews

Author: 
Eric Burin
Reviewer: 
Eugene S. Van Sickle

Van Sickle on Burin, 'Slavery and the Peculiar Solution: A History of the American Colonization Society'

Eric Burin. Slavery and the Peculiar Solution: A History of the American Colonization Society. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2005. xiv + 223 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-2841-5.

Reviewed by Eugene S. Van Sickle (Department of History, Indiana University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2006)

What Is to Be Done?

Author: 
Rodney Hessinger
Reviewer: 
Joshua Rothman

Rothman on Hessinger, 'Seduced, Abandoned, and Reborn: Visions of Youth in Middle-Class America, 1780-1850'

Rodney Hessinger. Seduced, Abandoned, and Reborn: Visions of Youth in Middle-Class America, 1780-1850. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005. 255 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3879-2.

Reviewed by Joshua Rothman (Department of History, University of Alabama) Published on H-SHEAR (August, 2006)

Kids Those Days

Author: 
Sean Wilentz
Reviewer: 
William Shade

Shade on Wilentz, 'The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln'

Sean Wilentz. The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln. New York and London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2005. xii + 1044 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-05820-8.

Reviewed by William Shade (Professor of History, Emeritus, Lehigh University) Published on H-SHEAR (August, 2006)

American Democracy before the Civil War

Author: 
Stephen Middleton
Reviewer: 
Nicole Etcheson

Etcheson on Middleton, 'The Black Laws: Race and the Legal Process in Early Ohio'

Stephen Middleton. The Black Laws: Race and the Legal Process in Early Ohio. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2005. xi + 363. $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8214-1623-5.

Reviewed by Nicole Etcheson (Department of History, Ball State University) Published on H-SHEAR (August, 2006)

A Black Law State

Author: 
Beth A. Salerno
Reviewer: 
Myra Glenn

Glenn on Salerno, 'Sister Societies: Women's Antislavery Organizations in Antebellum America'

Beth A. Salerno. Sister Societies: Women's Antislavery Organizations in Antebellum America. DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2005. ix + 233 pp. $ 38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87580-338-8.

Reviewed by Myra Glenn (Department of History, Elmira College) Published on H-SHEAR (May, 2006)

American Women and the Crusade algainst Slavery

Author: 
Steven M. Stowe
Reviewer: 
David Libby

Libby on Stowe, 'Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century'

Steven M. Stowe. Doctoring the South: Southern Physicians and Everyday Medicine in the Mid-Nineteenth Century. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. x + 373 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2885-4.

Reviewed by David Libby (Independent Scholar) Published on H-SHEAR (May, 2006)

Author: 
AndrÖ©s ResendÖ©z
Reviewer: 
Alexander Mendoza

Mendoza on ResendÖ©z, 'Changing National Identities at the Frontier: Texas and New Mexico, 1800-1850'

AndrÖ©s ResendÖ©z. Changing National Identities at the Frontier: Texas and New Mexico, 1800-1850. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. x + 309 pp. $68.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-521-83555-8; $26.99 (paper), ISBN 978-0-521-54319-4.

Reviewed by Alexander Mendoza (Department of History, University of Texas at Tyler) Published on H-SHEAR (May, 2006)

Fluid Borders

Author: 
Joel H. Silbey
Reviewer: 
Mark Stegmaier

Stegmaier on Silbey, 'Storm Over Texas: The Annexation Controversy and the Road to Civil War'

Joel H. Silbey. Storm Over Texas: The Annexation Controversy and the Road to Civil War. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. xx + 230 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-513944-0.

Reviewed by Mark Stegmaier (Department of History and Government, Cameron University) Published on H-SHEAR (April, 2006)

Texas Annexation Redux

Author: 
Maurie D. McInnis
Reviewer: 
Rodney Hessinger

Hessinger on McInnis, 'The Politics of Taste in Antebellum Charleston'

Maurie D. McInnis. The Politics of Taste in Antebellum Charleston. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005. ix + 395 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2951-6.

Reviewed by Rodney Hessinger (Department of History, Hiram College) Published on H-SHEAR (April, 2006)

Charleston Looking Back

Author: 
Patrick W. Carey
Reviewer: 
David Voelker

Voelker on Carey, 'Orestes A. Brownson: American Religious Weathervane'

Patrick W. Carey. Orestes A. Brownson: American Religious Weathervane. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2005. 428 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8028-4300-5.

Reviewed by David Voelker (Departments of Humanistic Studies and History, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay) Published on H-SHEAR (February, 2006)

Author: 
Sylvia D. Hoffert
Reviewer: 
Stan Harrold

Harrold on Hoffert, 'Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life 1815-1884'

Sylvia D. Hoffert. Jane Grey Swisshelm: An Unconventional Life 1815-1884. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. 255 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2881-6.

Reviewed by Stan Harrold (South Carolina State University) Published on H-SHEAR (January, 2006)

A Difficult Character

Author: 
Paul Gilje
Reviewer: 
Sean Cadigan

Cadigan on Gilje, 'Liberty on the Waterfront: American Maritime Culture in the Age of Revolution'

Paul Gilje. Liberty on the Waterfront: American Maritime Culture in the Age of Revolution. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004. xiv + 344 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3756-6.

Reviewed by Sean Cadigan (History Department, Memorial University of Newfoundland) Published on H-SHEAR (January, 2006)

Senses of Liberty

Author: 
Emily Bingham
Reviewer: 
Edith B. Gelles

Gelles on Bingham, 'Mordecai: An Early American Family'

Emily Bingham. Mordecai: An Early American Family. New York: Hill & Wang, 2003. xii + 346 pp. $27.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8090-7016-9; $26.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8090-2756-9.

Reviewed by Edith B. Gelles (Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Stanford University) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2005)

All in the Family

Author: 
Scott C. Martin, ed.
Reviewer: 
Martin Hershock

Hershock on Martin, 'Cultural Change and the Market Revolution in America, 1789-1860'

Scott C. Martin, ed. Cultural Change and the Market Revolution in America, 1789-1860. Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005. v + 298 pp. $96.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7425-2770-6; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7425-2771-3.

Reviewed by Martin Hershock (Department of Social Sciences-History, University of Michigan-Dearborn) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2005)

Author: 
Frederick J. Blue
Reviewer: 
Michael Pierson

Pierson on Blue, 'No Taint of Compromise: Crusaders in Antislavery Politics'

Frederick J. Blue. No Taint of Compromise: Crusaders in Antislavery Politics. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2005. xiv + 301 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-2976-0; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8071-3205-0.

Reviewed by Michael Pierson (Department of History, University of Massachusetts, Lowell) Published on H-SHEAR (August, 2005)

Crusaders, Not Compromisers

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