Reviews

Author: 
Stanley Harrold
Reviewer: 
Caleb McDaniel

McDaniel on Harrold, 'The Rise of Aggressive Abolitionism: Addresses to the Slaves'


Stanley Harrold. The Rise of Aggressive Abolitionism: Addresses to the Slaves. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2004. x + 246 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-2290-8.

Reviewed by Caleb McDaniel (Department of History, The Johns Hopkins University)
Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2004)

Ambiguous Manifestoes

Author: 
Dean Grodzins
Reviewer: 
Peter Field

Field on Grodzins, 'American Heretic: Theodore Parker and Transcendentalism'


Dean Grodzins. American Heretic: Theodore Parker and Transcendentalism. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. xiii + 631 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2710-9.

Reviewed by Peter Field (Department of History, University of Canterbury)
Published on H-SHEAR (August, 2004)

With Heretics Like These, Who Needs Saints?

Author: 
Bertram Wyatt-Brown
Reviewer: 
John Grammer

Grammer on Wyatt-Brown, 'Hearts of Darkness: Wellsprings of a Southern Literary Tradition'


Bertram Wyatt-Brown. Hearts of Darkness: Wellsprings of a Southern Literary Tradition. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2002. xxvi + 235 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-2822-0; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8071-2844-2.

Reviewed by John Grammer (Department of English, University of the South)
Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2004)

Author: 
David J. Siemers
Reviewer: 
R. B. Bernstein

Bernstein on Siemers, 'Ratifying the Republic: Antifederalists and Federalists in Constitutional Time'


David J. Siemers. Ratifying the Republic: Antifederalists and Federalists in Constitutional Time. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2002. xvii + 292 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-4106-4.

Reviewed by R. B. Bernstein (New York Law School)
Published on H-SHEAR (March, 2004)

Playing by the Rules

Playing by the Rules

Author: 
Susan Zaeske
Reviewer: 
Erica R. Armstrong

Armstrong on Zaeske, 'Signatures of Citizenship: Petitioning, Antislavery, and Women's Political Identity'


Susan Zaeske. Signatures of Citizenship: Petitioning, Antislavery, and Women's Political Identity. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. xiii + 253 pp. ISBN 978-0-8078-5426-6; ISBN 978-0-8078-2759-8.

Reviewed by Erica R. Armstrong (Departments of History, Black Studies, and Women's Studies, University of Delaware)
Published on H-SHEAR (January, 2004)

Petitioning for Citizenship

Petitioning for Citizenship

Author: 
Stanley Harrold
Reviewer: 
Michael Pierson

Pierson on Harrold, 'Subversives: Antislavery Community in Washington, D.C., 1828-1865'


Stanley Harrold. Subversives: Antislavery Community in Washington, D.C., 1828-1865. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2003. xv + 280 pp. $71.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-2805-3; $26.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8071-2838-1.

Reviewed by Michael Pierson (Department of History, University of Massachusetts, Lowell)
Published on H-SHEAR (December, 2003)

Author: 
Anne M. Boylan
Reviewer: 
Carol Lasser

Lasser on Boylan, 'The Origins of Women's Activism: New York and Boston, 1797-1840'


Anne M. Boylan. The Origins of Women's Activism: New York and Boston, 1797-1840. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. xiv + 343 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5404-4; $60.00 (library), ISBN 978-0-8078-2730-7.

Reviewed by Carol Lasser (Department of History, Oberlin College)
Published on H-SHEAR (October, 2003)

Author: 
Roger G. Kennedy
Reviewer: 
Brian Schoen

Schoen on Kennedy, 'Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause: Land, Farmers, Slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase'


Roger G. Kennedy. Mr. Jefferson's Lost Cause: Land, Farmers, Slavery, and the Louisiana Purchase. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. xv + 350 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-515347-7.

Reviewed by Brian Schoen (Department of History, University of Virginia)
Published on H-SHEAR (October, 2003)

Jefferson's Old South, A Betrayal of Men and Land

Author: 
Irene Quenzler Brown, Richard D. Brown
Reviewer: 
Randolph Roth

Roth on Brown and Brown, 'The Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler: A Story of Rape, Incest, and Justice in Early America'


Irene Quenzler Brown, Richard D. Brown. The Hanging of Ephraim Wheeler: A Story of Rape, Incest, and Justice in Early America. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 2003. 388 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-01020-8; $17.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-674-01760-3.

Reviewed by Randolph Roth (Department of History, Ohio State University)
Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2003)

Author: 
Joel Silbey
Reviewer: 
Tom Coens

Coens on Silbey, 'Martin Van Buren and the Emergence of American Popular Politics'


Joel Silbey. Martin Van Buren and the Emergence of American Popular Politics. Lanham and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002. xiv + 235 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7425-2243-5.

Reviewed by Tom Coens (Harvard University)
Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2003)

Author: 
Joshua D. Rothman
Reviewer: 
Christie Anne Farnham

Farnham on Rothman, 'Notorious in the Neighborhood: Sex and Families across the Color Line in Virginia, 1787-1861'


Joshua D. Rothman. Notorious in the Neighborhood: Sex and Families across the Color Line in Virginia, 1787-1861. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. 341 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-5440-2; ISBN 978-0-8078-2768-0.

Reviewed by Christie Anne Farnham (Department of History, Iowa State University)
Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2003)

How Sex Confounds Race

How Sex Confounds Race

Author: 
Bruce Dain
Reviewer: 
John D. Saillant

Saillant on Dain, 'A Hideous Monster of the Mind: American Race Theory in the Early Republic'


Bruce Dain. A Hideous Monster of the Mind: American Race Theory in the Early Republic. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 2002. x + 321 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-00946-2.

Reviewed by John D. Saillant (Departments of English and History, Western Michigan University)
Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2003)

Author: 
John Stauffer
Reviewer: 
Emma Jones Lapsansky

Lapsansky on Stauffer, 'The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race'


John Stauffer. The Black Hearts of Men: Radical Abolitionists and the Transformation of Race. Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, 2002. 360 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-00645-4.

Reviewed by Emma Jones Lapsansky (Department of History, Haverford College)
Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2003)

Author: 
Andrew Burstein
Reviewer: 
Daniel Feller

Feller on Burstein, 'The Passions of Andrew Jackson'


Andrew Burstein. The Passions of Andrew Jackson. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. xxi + 292 pp. $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-375-41428-2.

Reviewed by Daniel Feller (Department of History, University of Tennessee)
Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2003)

Jackson Agonistes

Jackson Agonistes

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