Reviews

Author: 
Stephen F. Knott
Reviewer: 
Sandy Moats

Moats on Knott, 'Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth'


Stephen F. Knott. Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth. American Political Thought. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2002. x + 336 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1157-7.

Reviewed by Sandy Moats (Department of History, University of Redlands)
Published on H-SHEAR (March, 2003)

"Taming the Great Beast": The Historical Resurrection of Alexander Hamilton

Author: 
Sandra F. VanBurkleo
Reviewer: 
Allison L. Sneider

Sneider on VanBurkleo, '"Belonging to the World": Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture'


Sandra F. VanBurkleo. "Belonging to the World": Women's Rights and American Constitutional Culture. Bicentennial Essays on the Bill of Rights. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. xvii + 409 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-506972-3; $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-506971-6.

Reviewed by Allison L. Sneider (Department of History, Rice University)
Published on H-SHEAR (March, 2003)

Author: 
Jonathan D. Sassi
Reviewer: 
Howard Miller

Miller on Sassi, 'A Republic of Righteousness: The Public Christianity of the Post-Revolutionary New England Clergy'


Jonathan D. Sassi. A Republic of Righteousness: The Public Christianity of the Post-Revolutionary New England Clergy. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2001. viii + 298 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-512989-2.

Reviewed by Howard Miller (Department of History, The University of Texas at Austin)
Published on H-SHEAR (November, 2002)

Author: 
Richard S. Newman
Reviewer: 
Anthony Iaccarino

Iaccarino on Newman, 'The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic'


Richard S. Newman. The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. xii + 256 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-4998-9; $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2671-3.

Reviewed by Anthony Iaccarino (Department of History, Reed College)
Published on H-SHEAR (October, 2002)

Author: 
Peter S. Field
Reviewer: 
Susan L. Roberson

Roberson on Field, 'Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Making of a Democratic Intellectual'


Peter S. Field. Ralph Waldo Emerson: The Making of a Democratic Intellectual. Lanham and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002. xv + 253 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8476-8842-5.

Reviewed by Susan L. Roberson (Department of Languages and Literatures, Alabama State University)
Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2002)

Author: 
Colin Wells
Reviewer: 
Robert J. Imholt

Imholt on Wells, 'The Devil and Doctor Dwight: Satire and Theology in the Early American Republic'


Colin Wells. The Devil and Doctor Dwight: Satire and Theology in the Early American Republic. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2002. x + 254 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-5383-2; $70.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2715-4.

Reviewed by Robert J. Imholt (Albertus Magnus College)
Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2002)

Author: 
Jeffrey L. Pasley
Reviewer: 
Carolyn Eastman

Eastman on Pasley, '"The Tyranny of Printers": Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic'


Jeffrey L. Pasley. "The Tyranny of Printers": Newspaper Politics in the Early American Republic. Jeffersonian America Series. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2001. xviii + 517 pp. $37.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8139-2030-6.

Reviewed by Carolyn Eastman (Department of History, University of Texas, Austin)
Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2002)

Author: 
Michael Sappol
Reviewer: 
Deborah Kuhn McGregor

McGregor on Sappol, 'A Traffic of Dead Bodies: Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in Nineteenth-Century America'


Michael Sappol. A Traffic of Dead Bodies: Anatomy and Embodied Social Identity in Nineteenth-Century America. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2002. xii + 430 pp. $24.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-05925-9.

Reviewed by Deborah Kuhn McGregor (Departments of History and Women's Studies, University of Illinois at Springfield)
Published on H-SHEAR (September, 2002)

Author: 
Reeve Huston
Reviewer: 
Thomas N. Baker

Baker on Huston, 'Land and Freedom: Rural Society, Popular Protest, and Party Politics in Antebellum New York'


Reeve Huston. Land and Freedom: Rural Society, Popular Protest, and Party Politics in Antebellum New York. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. ix + 291 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-513600-5.

Reviewed by Thomas N. Baker (State University of New York, Potsdam)
Published on H-SHEAR (July, 2002)

Author: 
Donna J. Rilling
Reviewer: 
Joshua M. Greenberg

Greenberg on Rilling, 'Making Houses, Crafting Capitalism: Builders in Philadelphia, 1790-1850'


Donna J. Rilling. Making Houses, Crafting Capitalism: Builders in Philadelphia, 1790-1850. Early American Studies. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. xii + 261 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3580-7.

Reviewed by Joshua M. Greenberg (Department of History, American University)
Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2002)

House as a Life

Author: 
Jill Lepore
Reviewer: 
Gary J. Kornblith

Kornblith on Lepore, 'A is for American: Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States'


Jill Lepore. A is for American: Letters and Other Characters in the Newly United States. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2002. 241 pp. $13.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-375-70408-6; $25.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-375-40449-8.

Reviewed by Gary J. Kornblith (History Department, Oberlin College)
Published on H-SHEAR (June, 2002)

Communicating at Cross Purposes

Author: 
Marshall Foletta
Reviewer: 
Mel Yazawa

Yazawa on Foletta, 'Coming to Terms with Democracy: Federalist Intellectuals and the Shaping of an American Culture'


Marshall Foletta. Coming to Terms with Democracy: Federalist Intellectuals and the Shaping of an American Culture. Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 2001. 303 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-2059-7.

Reviewed by Mel Yazawa (Department of History, University of New Mexico)
Published on H-SHEAR (May, 2002)

Author: 
Bertram Wyatt-Brown
Reviewer: 
Don H. Doyle

Doyle on Wyatt-Brown, 'The Shaping of Southern Culture: Honor, Grace, and War, 1760s-1880s'


Bertram Wyatt-Brown. The Shaping of Southern Culture: Honor, Grace, and War, 1760s-1880s. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. xix + 412 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2596-9.

Reviewed by Don H. Doyle (Department of History, Vanderbilt University)
Published on H-SHEAR (April, 2002)

Honor Bound

Honor Bound

Author: 
James H. Read
Reviewer: 
Chris Beneke

Beneke on Read, 'Power Versus Liberty: Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson'


James H. Read. Power Versus Liberty: Madison, Hamilton, Wilson, and Jefferson. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2000. xi + 201 pp. $19.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8139-1912-6; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8139-1911-9.

Reviewed by Chris Beneke (Department of History, The Citadel)
Published on H-SHEAR (April, 2002)

Post-Revolutionary Whiggism

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