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Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 489, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 387, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 0)
portal: Libraries and the Academy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 243, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 210, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 0)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 78, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 56, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 3)
J. of the History of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Higher Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 45, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
New Literary History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.83, CiteScore: 2)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Modernism/modernity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.188, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
J. of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
MFS Modern Fiction Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 0)
Cinema J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.101, CiteScore: 1)
Narrative     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
Technology and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Narrative Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Shakespeare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A J. of Intl. and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.357, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Philosophy and Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Canadian J. of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 1)
Review of Higher Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 1.601, CiteScore: 2)
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Reviews in American History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Women's History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
China : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Yearbook of Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Arizona Quarterly: A J. of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
Buildings & Landscapes: J. of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Shofar : An Interdisciplinary J. of Jewish Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Mouseion: J. of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
The Lion and the Unicorn     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
AUDEM : The Intl. J. of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Shakespeare Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Victorian Periodicals Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Theory & Event     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Latin American Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.312, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
J. of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Late Imperial China     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Topics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of the Civil War Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Christianity & Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Sojourn: J. of Social Issues in Southeast Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 0)
Logos: A J. of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in the Novel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Tolkien Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Studies in the Literary Imagination     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Region : Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Victorian Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
China Review Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Philosophy East and West     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 0)
Postmodern Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Mosaic : a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Spiritus: A J. of Christian Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 0)
Rhetoric & Public Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.556, CiteScore: 1)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Song-Yuan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 0)
MLN     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Literature and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Theatre History Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Oceanic Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 0)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Southeast Asian Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Contagion : J. of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Toronto J. of Theology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Sign Language Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.554, CiteScore: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
The Velvet Light Trap     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Monumenta Nipponica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Notebook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Seoul J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of the Society of Christian Ethics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.14, CiteScore: 0)
J. of American Folklore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.212, CiteScore: 0)
Revista Hispánica Moderna     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Latin American Music Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arizona J. of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
Ohio History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Partial Answers: J. of Literature and the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Quaker History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Social Research : An Intl. Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Southwestern Historical Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Symposium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Shi'a Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Asian American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Transactions of the American Philological Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Burma Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
La corónica : A J. of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hispanófila     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Antipodes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
philoSOPHIA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Review of Japanese Culture and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)
Southern Literary J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
The Moving Image     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Asian Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Comparative Drama     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
The Comparatist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Azalea: J. of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)

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  • Elusive Utopia: The Struggle for Racial Equality in Oberlin, Ohio by Gary
           J. Kornblith and Carol Lasser (review)
    • Abstract: The writer Nat Brandt hailed Oberlin, Ohio, as "the town that started the Civil War." He referred to the humble community's outsized involvement in the fight against slavery and for equality. Oberlin's devotion to black freedom was on fullest display in the 1858 Oberlin-Wellington Rescue, an act of collective vigilantism that liberated fugitive John Price and thrust the town into the national spotlight. Gary J. Kornblith and Carol Lasser identify the episode as the high-water mark of interracial solidarity in Oberlin. How a community once synonymous with abolitionism succumbed to the forces of structural racism is the subject of their well-crafted monograph. While other noteworthy studies have chronicled the lives ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Appealing for Liberty: Freedom Suits in the South by Loren Schweninger
           (review)
    • Abstract: Interspersed with provocative and chilling accounts of enslaved people attempting to win their freedom using means of law, Appealing for Liberty offers an outstanding overview of the strategies that secured their freedom. Schweninger's analysis and comparison of more than two thousand freedom suits representing more than fortysix hundred plaintiffs from all of the Southern states and the District of Columbia provide numerous insights into the people, laws, and courts that determined their outcomes. Primarily organized by theme, the work is bookended with chapters on freedom suits that incorporate legal issues that are closely scrutinized within the book. Schweninger follows the legal distinctions that helped ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Great Sacrifice: Northern Black Soldiers, Their Families, and the
           Experience of Civil War by James G. Mendez (review)
    • Abstract: African American men who fought in the Civil War are often clumped together, whether they had lived as free men or as enslaved men before joining. Historians have treated them as one group with good reason. Indeed, many enlisted with a common cause: the destruction of slavery. However, as Joseph Reidy observes in his chapter in Christopher Leslie Brown and Philip D. Morgan's edited collection Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2006), men enlisting in Northern states were distinct from those enlisting in Southern states. Free black men themselves recognized the difference. In his letter to the president insisting on equal pay for black troops, Cpl. James Henry ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Approaching Civil War and Southern History by William J. Cooper (review)
    • Abstract: Many a scholar, career nearing nears its close, issues a personal festschrift: a compilation of his or her best essays and talks. As one of the Old South's foremost political historians, prizewinner William J. Cooper has more than earned that privilege. Here, ten pieces distill a representative sample of his scholarly interests and style, ranging across the mid-nineteenth century and taking in literature, popular art, biography, and the sectional crisis.The chapters appear in the order they were written or delivered, rather than chronologically by subject. Readers should expect no self-reflection or -revision; Cooper stands behind his original conclusions, untampered by later scholarship. With one exception ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Empire by Invitation: William Walker and Manifest Destiny in Central
           America by Michel Gobat (review)
    • Abstract: In this impressive study of US filibusters in the 1850s, Michel Gobat argues that William Walker's efforts to colonize Nicaragua originated as liberal imperialism, not proslavery expansionism. As such, it provides a pivotal case study linking the ideological and material projects of antebellum Manifest Destiny and postbellum US interventions overseas (the liberal imperialism that intended to uplift the downtrodden without making them equals or citizens). While for decades historians have differentiated "continental expansion" from "overseas imperialism" (often to defend the former as more democratic or virtuous), Gobat's story shows how much those impulses shared. Greed for Nicaragua's resources and valuable ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Coast-to-Coast Empire: Manifest Destiny and the New Mexico Borderlands by
           William S. Kiser (review)
    • Abstract: William S. Kiser, assistant professor of history at Texas A&M University–San Antonio, is emerging as one of the leading scholars on the nineteenth century history of the American Southwest, particularly New Mexico. Fresh on the heels of his thought-provoking and widely acclaimed Borderlands of Slavery: The Struggle over Captivity and Peonage in the American Southwest, Kiser now gives us an equally significant volume on Manifest Destiny in the New Mexico Borderlands. Using a wide array of impressive primary sources, he has produced a compelling volume that is informative and amounts to a first-rate analysis of a crucial period in the era of American expansionism. Although New Mexico was frequently marginalized in ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cavaliers and Economists: Global Capitalism and the Development of
           Southern Literature, 1820–1860 by Katharine A. Burnett (review)
    • Abstract: In Cavaliers and Economists: Global Capitalism and the Development of Southern Literature 1820–1850, Katharine A. Burnett traces two different representations of the South in various forms of Southern literature. One of these embraces the South as a modern industrial economy, and the other sees the region as reliant on traditional social structures. Burnett finds that rather than viewing these as competing visions, Southern authors were able to blend the two and thus create representations of the South that saw modern liberal capitalism and the "socially regressive" and violent system of slavery as coexisting peacefully within the Southern economy (4). As a result, she helps to mark out new ground within Southern ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Rethinking the Civil War Era: Directions for Research by Paul D. Escott
           (review)
    • Abstract: This is a useful book, the likes of which is needed every decade or so to place recent scholarship in perspective. It is equally necessary that someone like Paul D. Escott, who has lived through and contributed to several cycles of Middle Period historiography, provide the analysis. Escott is quick to say that he has not written a "comprehensive" review of the literature. Rather, he has limited himself to issues that match his own interests, although, as it turns out, these cover a wide range of topics. He certainly addresses what may legitimately be called the most popular and relevant areas of research.He begins with a general structural theme that, while not doggedly pursued, strikes a distinct interpretive ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-09-11T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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