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Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 492, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 398, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 0)
portal: Libraries and the Academy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 245, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 219, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 0)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 77, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 68, 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: 40, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Modernism/modernity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.188, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
MFS Modern Fiction Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 0)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
J. of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
Narrative     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Cinema J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Technology and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 0)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 1.101, CiteScore: 1)
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)
Philosophy and Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A J. of Intl. and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.357, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
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)
Reviews in American History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
China : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Women's History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
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)
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)
J. of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
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)
Shakespeare Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Victorian Periodicals Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
AUDEM : The Intl. J. of Higher Education and Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Latin American Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.312, CiteScore: 0)
Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Theory & Event     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Asian Music     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
J. of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Topics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Late Imperial China     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 0)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the Civil War Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
Sojourn: J. of Social Issues in Southeast Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 0)
Christianity & Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Region : Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Logos: A J. of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy East and West     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 0)
Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in the Novel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in the Literary Imagination     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Tolkien Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.376, 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)
Postmodern Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Victorian Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.166, 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)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Mosaic : a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
Spiritus: A J. of Christian Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Rhetoric & Public Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.556, CiteScore: 1)
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)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
MLN     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
Literature and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Theatre History Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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)
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
Southeast Asian Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Theatre Notebook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Social Research : An Intl. Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Sign Language Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.554, CiteScore: 1)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Monumenta Nipponica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
The Velvet Light Trap     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)
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Toronto J. of Theology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.105, CiteScore: 0)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     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)
Revista Hispánica Moderna     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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)
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)
Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of American Folklore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.212, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Latin American Geography     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)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Ohio History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Theatre Symposium     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)
J. of Shi'a Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Quaker History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
High School J.     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)
Southwestern Historical Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Asian American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asian Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Burma Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society     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)
Review of Japanese Culture and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
Antipodes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
philoSOPHIA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hispanófila     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
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)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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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    • Abstract: Among the historical works on the relationship between African-descended people and the sea, W. Jeffrey Bolster’s Black Jacks: African American Seamen in the Age of Sail (1997) continues to command respect for its interpretive insight and stylistic grace. In one particularly effective chapter, Bolster explores the perilous interactions between free seamen of color and the institution of slavery by focusing on the Negro Seamen Acts, which the states along the southern Atlantic and the Gulf coasts enacted from the 1820s through the 1850s. Despite their differences, these laws all required the confinement of black seamen whenever they entered port, a form of quarantine nominally designed to prevent the visitors from ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Rethinking Rufus: Sexual Violations of Enslaved Men by Thomas A. Foster
           (review)
    • Abstract: In Rethinking Rufus, Thomas A. Foster offers the kind of transformative contribution to our understanding of American slavery that comes along once in a generation. Foster takes on the important and woefully understudied topic of the sexual objectification, exploitation, and violation of enslaved men. His book further illuminates the horrific nature of the American slave system and adds to our sense of what it meant to be a man within the bonds of slavery for those who lived that experience.Rethinking Rufus creates a more complete picture of American slavery by exploring the lives and worldviews of enslaved men as men, thus far a rare approach in the literature on slavery. Up to this point, the few historians ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Single, White, Slaveholding Women in the Nineteenth-Century American South
           by Marie S. Molloy (review)
    • Abstract: Marie S. Molloy’s Single, White, Slaveholding Women in the Nineteenth Century American South is a well-researched and ultimately convincing book about single women, whom she broadly defines as never married, late married, widowed, divorced, or separated—women who became single involuntarily or voluntarily. The women she explores were born between 1810 and 1860. Using a vast array of their letters, diaries, and journals— both printed and manuscript—plus court records, she explores this generation of women thematically rather than chronologically (although the postbellum era looms large in her arguments).As the book’s title makes clear, this is a work about women who were “predominately from privileged families, who ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Church in the Wild: Evangelicals in Antebellum America by Brett Malcolm
           Grainger (review)
    • Abstract: In her groundbreaking book A Republic of Mind and Spirit: A Cultural History of American Metaphysical Religion (2007), Catherine Albanese contends that three major forms of religiosity worked their way through American religious history: evangelical religion, liturgical religion, and metaphysical religion. She dedicates her book to this third stream, arguing that it had hitherto been underappreciated by historians. She spends the rest of the book defining and outlining the history of metaphysical religion.Had Brett Grainger pushed Albanese’s argument further in his book, he would have collapsed the distinction she made between evangelical and metaphysical religion in a pathbreaking new way. In Church in the Wild ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Approaching Civil War and Southern History by William J. Cooper (review)
    • Abstract: Approaching Civil War and Southern History is aptly named, as eminent historian William J. Cooper’s essays analyze some of the most important debates in the history of the Civil War era. Well written and meticulously researched, the collection brings together a career’s worth of scholarship on the American South. The ten essays were previously published between 1970 and 2012, and Cooper serves as both author and editor of the collection, including a preface to the book and adding an introduction to each chapter.The essays encapsulate an impressive breadth of expertise. From an excerpt of his senior thesis (chapter 1: “A Reassessment of Jefferson Davis as War Leader: The Case from Atlanta to Nashville”) to an essay ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • New Perspectives on the Union War ed. by Gary W. Gallagher and Elizabeth
           R. Varon (review)
    • Abstract: This is an unusually cohesive edited collection, speaking to one over-arching theme: the many faces of the Union cause in the American Civil War. The editors’ own previous pathbreaking work on this theme and the contributors’ tight connections to the John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia make the thematic unity unsurprising. But less guaranteed was the high quality of the essays across the board, and the wide variety of viewpoints on the Union cause that they represent.The collective and individual excellence of the essays takes two important forms. First, although they range widely in subject matter, they all make key contributions to the volume. Even essays that seem like the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War by Aaron
           Sheehan-Dean (review)
    • Abstract: Aaron Sheehan-Dean has produced a masterwork of historical scholarship. The Calculus of Violence is a moving and sophisticated, beautiful and haunting interpretation of the U.S. Civil War’s central subject: the purposeful willingness of consenting Americans to kill each other in the name of national and even moral causes. Sheehan-Dean’s book offers a comprehensive treatment of how the Civil War generation understood and practiced war through overwhelming kinds of destructive violence. In so doing, it recovers a strikingly different world from our own. Indeed, this tome is as much about the past as it is the historical method itself. Sheehan-Dean implores readers not to judge the past according to our standards in ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Second American Revolution: The Civil War–Era Struggle over Cuba and
           the Rebirth of the American Republic by Gregory P. Downs (review)
    • Abstract: In the preface to this provocative book, Gregory Downs confesses he set out to take risks, and that he has done. The result is a genuine intervention in historical debates that for ages have remained confined to a nation-bound narrative sealed off from the fascinating world stage on which Civil War–era history played out. Downs invites readers to see the American Civil War as a revolutionary event whose causes and consequences were linked to Cuba and Spain in ways few have imagined. He is dissatisfied with the way historians have “whitewashed” the conflict as a brothers’ war and celebrated the Union’s survival and the emancipation of four million enslaved as a self- congratulatory narrative of national success. The ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation
           by Brenda Wineapple (review)
    • Abstract: The Reconstruction era, it seems, is in vogue for many Americans curious about the long and vexing history of racism and power in the United States. The Henry Louis Gates Jr.–hosted PBS miniseries Reconstruction: America After the Civil War (2019) and accompanying book, Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow (2019), showcase how Reconstruction is being tied to modern-day events such as the Charleston church massacre of 2015. Another Gates project (cowritten with Tonya Bolden) titled Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow (2019) is an attempt to make the Reconstruction era, and the subsequent rise of Jim Crow segregation across the South, clearer for younger ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow
           by Henry Louis Gates Jr. (review)
    • Abstract: Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow is the result of two intellectual enterprises. First, it was envisioned as the companion book to a 2019 PBS documentary hosted by Gates, Reconstruction: America After the Civil War. Second, as Gates notes, “the book took on a life of its own” (261), the result of the “digitization revolution that has made so many of our national, state, and local newspapers available to scholars and researchers” (257). These new resources “helped lead to the discovery of sources on the New Negro that expanded, and enlivened, my understanding of its fascinating history” (257). Stony the Road is clearly the product of Gates’s lifelong ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Equality: An American Dilemma, 1866–1896 by Charles Postel (review)
    • Abstract: In 1944, Swedish social scientist Gunner Myrdal described an “American dilemma.” He identified an “ever-raging conflict” between the high-minded values of the “American Creed” (essential human dignity, fundamental equality, and inalienable rights of freedom, justice, and fair opportunity) and continued prejudice and acts of oppression and alienation that ran counter to these principles.1In Equality: An American Dilemma, 1866–1896, Charles Postel confronts a similar paradox with his in-depth analysis and dismantling of aspects of the American Creed in the late nineteenth century. Postel notes that equality during this period became “a catchall” for a whole manner of ideas where notions of equal opportunity ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War
           by Kendra Taira Field (review)
    • Abstract: In Growing Up with the Country, Kendra Taira Field tells the remarkable story of African American migration in the years between 1865 and 1915. In four elegantly written chapters, Field reveals how in this period the pursuit of landownership and safety drove many African Americans to leave the South for Indian Territory and Oklahoma. Their success in establishing new communities in the West did not always last long, leaving many to move again.Field broadens the periodization and geography of African American migration in the postwar era. The journeys she traces preceded the better-known Great Migration out of the Jim Crow South, and they occurred across a wider geographical area. Though some migrants chose to move ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America by Thomas J. Brown
           (review)
    • Abstract: Recent controversies over the removal of Confederate statues have highlighted the centrality of Civil War memory to the ongoing culture wars in the United States. In this absorbing study, Thomas J. Brown assesses the construction of Civil War monuments across the country in the decades after 1865 and convincingly connects the building of a new commemorative landscape to the rapid militarization of the republic in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. The result is the most important book on American Civil War commemoration to be published in several years—not only for the persuasiveness of the argument but also because it places art and architecture where they should be: at the vital center of memory ... Read More
      PubDate: 2020-08-29T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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