Reviews

Author: 
Jonathan Daniel Wells
Reviewer: 
J. M. Opal

Opal on Wells, 'The Origins of the Southern Middle Class, 1800-1861'

Jonathan Daniel Wells. The Origins of the Southern Middle Class, 1800-1861. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. xv + 321 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5553-9; $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2882-3.

Reviewed by J. M. Opal (Department of History, Colby College) Published on H-SHEAR (August, 2005)

Modernizers of the Old South

Author: 
Jeffrey L. Pasley, Andrew W. Robertson, David Waldstreicher, eds.
Reviewer: 
Jan Lewis

Lewis on Pasley and Robertson and Waldstreicher, 'Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic'

Jeffrey L. Pasley, Andrew W. Robertson, David Waldstreicher, eds. Beyond the Founders: New Approaches to the Political History of the Early American Republic. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. 435 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2889-2; $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5558-4.

Reviewed by Jan Lewis (Department of History, Rutgers University) Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2005)

Author: 
Judith Wellman
Reviewer: 
Anne Boylan

Boylan on Wellman, 'The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman's Rights Convention'

Judith Wellman. The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman's Rights Convention. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2004. xii + 297 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07173-7; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-02904-2.

Reviewed by Anne Boylan (Department of History, University of Delaware) Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2005)

Author: 
Lori D. Ginzberg
Reviewer: 
Jacqueline Carr

Carr on Ginzberg, 'Untidy Origins: A Story of Women's Rights in Antebellum New York'

Lori D. Ginzberg. Untidy Origins: A Story of Women's Rights in Antebellum New York. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005. xiv + 222 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2947-9; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5608-6.

Reviewed by Jacqueline Carr (Department of History, University of Vermont) Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2005)

Author: 
John Ernest
Reviewer: 
Richard Newman

Newman on Ernest, 'Liberation Historiography: African American Writers and the Challenge of History, 1794-1861'

John Ernest. Liberation Historiography: African American Writers and the Challenge of History, 1794-1861. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. xiv + 426 pp. $27.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5521-8; $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2853-3.

Reviewed by Richard Newman (Department of History, Rochester Institute of Technology) Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2005)

Author: 
Frank Towers
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Atkins

Atkins on Towers, 'The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War'

Frank Towers. The Urban South and the Coming of the Civil War. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2004. xi + 285 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-2297-3.

Reviewed by Jonathan Atkins (Department of History, Berry College) Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2005)

Cancers in a Planter's Paradise

Author: 
Kirsten E. Wood
Reviewer: 
Robert Kenzer

Kenzer on Wood, 'Masterful Women: Slaveholding Widows from the American Revolution through the Civil War'

Kirsten E. Wood. Masterful Women: Slaveholding Widows from the American Revolution through the Civil War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. xiii + 281 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2859-5; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5528-7.

Reviewed by Robert Kenzer (University of Richmond) Published on H-SHEAR (May, 2005)

Mastering Widow Masters

Author: 
Jonathan H. Earle
Reviewer: 
Fred Blue

Blue on Earle, 'Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824-1854'

Jonathan H. Earle. Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil, 1824-1854. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. xii + 282 pp. $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2888-5; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5555-3.

Reviewed by Fred Blue (Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Youngstown State University) Published on H-SHEAR (May, 2005)

Author: 
Simon P. Newman
Reviewer: 
Matthew Osborn

Osborn on Newman, 'Embodied History: The Lives of the Poor in Early Philadelphia'

Simon P. Newman. Embodied History: The Lives of the Poor in Early Philadelphia. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003. x + 211 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3731-3; $22.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8122-1848-0.

Reviewed by Matthew Osborn (University of California, Davis) Published on H-SHEAR (March, 2005)

Shaping Bodies

Author: 
Michael J. Connolly
Reviewer: 
Lex Renda

Renda on Connolly, 'Capitalism, Politics, and Railroads in Jacksonian New England'

Michael J. Connolly. Capitalism, Politics, and Railroads in Jacksonian New England. Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 2003. xi + 210 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-1499-7.

Reviewed by Lex Renda (Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) Published on H-SHEAR (December, 2004)

Author: 
Michael D. Pierson
Reviewer: 
Christopher Padgett

Padgett on Michael D. Pierson, 'Free Hearts and Free Homes: Gender and American Antislavery Politics' and Pierson, 'Free Hearts, Free Homes: Gender and American Antislavery Politics'

Michael D. Pierson. Free Hearts and Free Homes: Gender and American Antislavery Politics. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. xiii + 250 pp. Michael D. Pierson. Free Hearts, Free Homes: Gender and American Antislavery Politics. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. xiii + 250 pp. ISBN 978-0-8078-2782-6; ISBN 978-0-8078-5455-6.

Author: 
Michael Zakim
Reviewer: 
Gayle Fischer

Fischer on Zakim, 'Ready-Made Democracy: A History of Men's Dress in the American Republic, 1760-1860'

Michael Zakim. Ready-Made Democracy: A History of Men's Dress in the American Republic, 1760-1860. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. x + 296 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-97793-5.

Reviewed by Gayle Fischer (Department of History, Salem State College) Published on H-SHEAR (December, 2004)

What Will You Wear to the Revolution?

Author: 
Bruce H. Mann
Reviewer: 
Patricia L. Rogers

Rogers on Mann, 'Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence'

Bruce H. Mann. Republic of Debtors: Bankruptcy in the Age of American Independence. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2002. viii + 344 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-00902-8.

Reviewed by Patricia L. Rogers (Department of History, Western Michigan University) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2004)

A "High and Improved State"?: Debt and the New Republic

Author: 
Richard Cullen Rath
Reviewer: 
Peter Leavenworth

Leavenworth on Rath, 'How Early America Sounded'

Richard Cullen Rath. How Early America Sounded. Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2003. xi + 227 pp. $32.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-4126-4.

Reviewed by Peter Leavenworth (Department of History, University of New Hampshire) Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2004)

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