Reviews

Author: 
Bartholomew H. Sparrow
Reviewer: 
Brian S. Vargus

Vargus on Shaw, 'Communication in U.S. Elections' and Sparrow, 'Politics, Discourse, and American Society'


Daron R. Shaw. Communication in U.S. Elections. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001. ix + 254 pp. $102.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7425-0068-6; $30.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7425-0069-3.Bartholomew H. Sparrow. Politics, Discourse, and American Society. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001. xi + 268 pp.

Author: 
Alexander Keyssar
Reviewer: 
Itai Sneh

Sneh on Keyssar, 'The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States'


Alexander Keyssar. The Right to Vote: The Contested History of Democracy in the United States. New York: Basic Books, 2000. xxiv + 467 pp. $20.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-465-02969-3; $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-02968-6.

Reviewed by Itai Sneh (Assistant Professor of History for World Civilizations, Human Rights and International Law, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY)
Published on H-Pol (February, 2003)

Author: 
Robert Goldman
Reviewer: 
J. Morgan Kousser

Kousser on Goldman, 'Reconstruction and Black Suffrage: Losing the Vote in Reese and Cruikshank'


Robert Goldman. Reconstruction and Black Suffrage: Losing the Vote in Reese and Cruikshank. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2001. xiv + 182 pp. $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7006-1069-3; $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1068-6.

Reviewed by J. Morgan Kousser (Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology)
Published on H-Pol (January, 2003)

Author: 
John A. Morello
Reviewer: 
Douglas Craig

Craig on Morello, 'Selling the President, 1920: Albert D. Lasker, Advertising, and the Election of Warren G. Harding'


John A. Morello. Selling the President, 1920: Albert D. Lasker, Advertising, and the Election of Warren G. Harding. Westport and London: Praeger, 2001. x + 112 pp. $57.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-275-97030-7.

Reviewed by Douglas Craig (School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Australian National University)
Published on H-Pol (November, 2002)

What Price Warren Harding?

Author: 
John Lauritz Larson
Reviewer: 
Tom Downey

Downey on Larson, 'Internal Improvement: National Public Works and the Promise of Popular Government in the Early United States'


John Lauritz Larson. Internal Improvement: National Public Works and the Promise of Popular Government in the Early United States. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2001. xv + 324 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-4911-8; $55.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8078-2595-2.

Reviewed by Tom Downey (Institute for Southern Studies, University of South Carolina)
Published on H-Pol (November, 2002)

Author: 
Stanley Weintraub, Rodelle Weintraub
Reviewer: 
Erik Loomis

Loomis on Weintraub and Weintraub, 'Dear Young Friend: The Letters of American Presidents to Children'


Stanley Weintraub, Rodelle Weintraub. Dear Young Friend: The Letters of American Presidents to Children. Mechanicsburg, Penn.: Stackpole Books, 2000. xiii + 193 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8117-0489-2.

Reviewed by Erik Loomis (Department of History, University of New Mexico)
Published on H-Pol (October, 2002)

Presidents and their Youngest Constituency

Author: 
Nelson Lichtenstein
Reviewer: 
Richard P. Mulcahy

Mulcahy on Lichtenstein, 'State of the Union: A Century of American Labor'


Nelson Lichtenstein. State of the Union: A Century of American Labor. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002. xi + 336 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-05768-2.

Reviewed by Richard P. Mulcahy (Division of Social Science, University of Pittsburgh at Titusville)
Published on H-Pol (October, 2002)

American Labor: Where Did We Go Wrong?

Author: 
Jack E. Davis, ed.
Reviewer: 
Derek Catsam

Catsam on Davis, 'The Civil Rights Movement'


Jack E. Davis, ed. The Civil Rights Movement. Blackwell Readers in American Social and Cultural History. Malden: Blackwell Publishers, 2001. xxiv + 314 pp. $62.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-631-22044-2.

Reviewed by Derek Catsam (Contemporary History Institute, Ohio University)
Published on H-Pol (May, 2002)

Bringing Civil Rights Into the Classroom

Author: 
Edward Steers, Jr.
Reviewer: 
Thomas R. Turner

Turner on Steers, 'Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln'


Edward Steers, Jr. Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001. xv + 293 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8131-2217-5.

Reviewed by Thomas R. Turner (Department of History, Bridgewater State College)
Published on H-Pol (May, 2002)

Southern Patriot, Not Southern Madman

Southern Patriot, Not Southern Madman

Author: 
Brian R. Dirck
Reviewer: 
Susan-Mary C. Grant

Grant on Dirck, 'Lincoln and Davis: Imagining America, 1809-1865'


Brian R. Dirck. Lincoln and Davis: Imagining America, 1809-1865. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2001. xi + 326 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1137-9.

Reviewed by Susan-Mary C. Grant ( Department of History, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, U.K)
Published on H-Pol (April, 2002)

Imagining the Imagined Community: Lincoln, Davis and the American Nation

Author: 
Andrew E. Busch
Reviewer: 
Jonathan M. Schoenwald

Schoenwald on Busch, 'Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Freedom'


Andrew E. Busch. Ronald Reagan and the Politics of Freedom. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2001. xv + 307pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7425-2053-0.

Reviewed by Jonathan M. Schoenwald (Fellow in the Humanities)
Published on H-Pol (April, 2002)

In Defense of the Reagan Years

In Defense of the Reagan Years

Author: 
Stanley J. Michalak
Reviewer: 
Robert Whealey

Whealey on Michalak, 'A Primer in Power Politics'


Stanley J. Michalak. A Primer in Power Politics. Wilmington, Del.: SR Books, 2001. xix + 233 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8420-2950-6; $28.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8420-2951-3.

Reviewed by Robert Whealey (Department of History, Ohio University)
Published on H-Pol (December, 2001)

A Global Balance of Power

A Global Balance of Power

Author: 
James Lull, Stephen Hinerman, eds.
Reviewer: 
David L. Paletz

Paletz on Lull and Hinerman, 'Media Scandals: Morality and Desire in the Popular Culture Marketplace'


James Lull, Stephen Hinerman, eds. Media Scandals: Morality and Desire in the Popular Culture Marketplace. New York: Columbia University Press, 1998. x + 259 pp. $20.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-11165-2.

Reviewed by David L. Paletz (Department of Political Science, Duke University)
Published on H-Pol (December, 2001)

Author: 
Margaret Leslie Davis
Reviewer: 
Phillip G. Payne

Payne on Davis, 'Dark Side of Fortune: Triumph and Scandal in the Life of Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny'


Margaret Leslie Davis. Dark Side of Fortune: Triumph and Scandal in the Life of Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. ix + 339 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-22909-9.

Reviewed by Phillip G. Payne (Department of History, St. Bonaventure University)
Published on H-Pol (November, 2001)

The Other Side of the Scandal

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