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Library Trends     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 461, SJR: 0.3, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 362, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 0)
portal: Libraries and the Academy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 224, SJR: 1.182, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 176, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 0)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 72, 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: 53, 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: 42, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
New Literary History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40, SJR: 0.83, CiteScore: 2)
Modernism/modernity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39, SJR: 0.188, CiteScore: 0)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
J. of World History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.187, CiteScore: 0)
Narrative     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.305, CiteScore: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
MFS Modern Fiction Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29, SJR: 0.186, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27, SJR: 1.101, CiteScore: 1)
Cinema J.     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)
Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Shakespeare Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
Technology and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.284, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
J. of Narrative Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy and Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Review of Higher Education     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23, SJR: 1.601, CiteScore: 2)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Canadian J. of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 1)
Reviews in American History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
China : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Women's History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.156, CiteScore: 0)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Arizona Quarterly: A J. of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Yearbook of Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Harvard J. of Asiatic 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)
Shofar: An Interdisciplinary J. of Jewish Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.103, CiteScore: 0)
Notes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.136, CiteScore: 0)
Buildings & Landscapes: J. of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Latin American Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.312, CiteScore: 0)
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)
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
The Lion and the Unicorn     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Policy History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.283, CiteScore: 1)
Shakespeare Bulletin     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: 12)
J. of the Civil War Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.175, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Topics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Theory & Event     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Logos: A J. of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Studies in the Literary Imagination     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Region : Regional Studies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.17, CiteScore: 0)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Sojourn: J. of Social Issues in Southeast Asia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.294, CiteScore: 0)
Philosophy East and West     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.249, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 0)
Postmodern Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.131, CiteScore: 0)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Victorian Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Mosaic : a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.129, CiteScore: 0)
Studies in the Novel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Rhetoric & Public Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.556, CiteScore: 1)
Tolkien Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Late Imperial China     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.173, CiteScore: 0)
China Review Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.376, CiteScore: 0)
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Studies in Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Asia Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.299, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian J. of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 0)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
MLN     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.128, CiteScore: 0)
Spiritus: A J. of Christian Spirituality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.125, CiteScore: 0)
Literature and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.143, CiteScore: 0)
Race/Ethnicity : Multidisciplinary Global Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. of Song-Yuan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Goethe Yearbook     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)
Studies in Latin American Popular Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Monumenta Nipponica     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)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
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)
Sign Language Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.554, CiteScore: 1)
J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
Revista de Estudios Hispánicos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Seoul J. of Korean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre History Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Southeast Asian Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
Buddhist-Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.183, CiteScore: 0)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Revista Hispánica Moderna     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Theatre Notebook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Shi'a Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Social Research : An Intl. Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
Quaker History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Theatre Symposium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of the Society of Christian Ethics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.14, CiteScore: 0)
Transactions of the American Philological Association     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.338, CiteScore: 0)
Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Asian American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Ohio History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Oceanic Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.232, CiteScore: 0)
Latin American Music Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Southwestern Historical Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.116, CiteScore: 0)
Partial Answers: J. of Literature and the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.166, CiteScore: 0)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
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)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Azalea: J. of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
philoSOPHIA     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Burma Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Arizona J. of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Comparative Drama     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.115, 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)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Asian Theatre J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Perspectives in Biology and Medicine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.258, CiteScore: 0)
J. of American Folklore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.212, CiteScore: 0)
The Comparatist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Southern Literary J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Studies in Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
The Moving Image     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.427, CiteScore: 1)
Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Joyce Studies Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
J. of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)

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    • Abstract: I have found that one of the most challenging parts of teaching colonial American history is finding ways to make that foreign past relatable and relevant to students. Sam White's A Cold Welcome: The Little Ice Age and Europe's Encounter with North America, is a thought-provoking study that emphasizes the roles of climate and climatic change in the stories of Spanish, English, and French colonization during the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, presents material that can help one overcome that obstacle. An insightful work that draws connections between the past and present, A Cold Welcome "is a history of North America's first colonies written from the vantage point of global warming, produced with the ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
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  • Unsettling the West: Violence and State Building in the Ohio Valley by Rob
           Harper (review)
    • Abstract: Rob Harper's eloquently told stories, constructed from reams of accounts, letters, papers, and other sources, reintroduce Ohio's residents in the eighteenth century. Unsettling the West brings us into multi-cultural towns and examines the interests and interactions of the many parties maintaining the tenuous peace they built. The stories themselves present some of the very best historical glimpses of life and local negotiations in early Ohio. Harper's portrait differs from many others that have blamed settlers intruding into the region for instigating wars with Native Americans. Harper identifies speculators and their patrons, government officials, who upset the peace when they periodically expanded their imperial ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis by
           James E. Lewis (review)
    • Abstract: One of the great mysteries of early American history is the nature of Aaron Burr's machinations in the trans-Appalachian west between 1805 and 1807. Did he plan a filibustering attempt to wrest Florida and Texas from Spain' Did he conspire to affect the secession of the trans-Appalachian west from the United States' Burr's "ultimate aim," Gordon Wood wrote in Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789–1815, "has never been entirely clear."The Burr Conspiracy does not answer these questions, nor does it intend to. As James E. Lewis explains, "rather than retelling the story of the Burr Conspiracy this book focuses upon the stories about the Burr Conspiracy that were told at the time and over the next ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • In the Looking Glass: Mirrors & Identity in Early America by
           Rebecca Shrum (review)
    • Abstract: Material and visual culture continue to come into their own as disciplines and not just methods for historical study. The mirror quintessentially represents an intersection of both of these fields of knowledge. Its cultural role in America compels an interdisciplinary examination. Rebecca Shrum undertakes this approach in In the Looking Glass as she explores the historical process of this object, instrument, and useful item in "identity formation among and between early Americans" of European, African American, and Native American descent (p. 11).Shrum traces this process over six thematic chapters documenting the production, distribution, and use of this article of everyday life as a means to cultural ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
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  • Warring for America: Cultural Contests in the Era of 1812 ed. by Nicole
           Eustace and Fredrika J. Teute (review)
    • Abstract: Warring for America assesses how Americans of various origins understood themselves, the United States, and the idea of nationhood in the early republic. This is not a book about the War of 1812; instead it presents a war over culture and identity that complicates what it meant to be American and challenges the veneer of post-Revolution unity. Originating from a 2011 conference and edited by Nicole Eustace (who is among the finest scholars of cultural/patriotic ideals) and Fredrika Teute (long-time Omohundro editor), the collection of fourteen essays presents an 1812-era cultural history dominated by the uncertainty of "an unsettled and unsettling period" (p. v). As summarized by the book jacket, "the United States ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The F Street Mess: How Southern Senators Rewrote the Kansas-Nebraska Act
           by Alice Elizabeth Malavasic (review)
    • Abstract: As her title suggests, Alice E. Malavasic argues that the F Street Mess, consisting of four senators who lived together from 1847, was primarily responsible for revising the notorious Kansas-Nebraska Act. The clause she credits the quartet with authoring explicitly repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820, which would have prohibited slavery from all of the Nebraska Territory. In developing her thesis, Malavasic seeks to demonstrate that the "Slave Power thesis" has more credibility than historians have usually accorded it, since they "focused almost exclusively on its use as rhetoric by the Republican Party" (p. 7).Malavasic traces the individual backgrounds of the F Street members—Robert M. T. Hunter of Virginia ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of
           America by Edward L. Ayers (review)
    • Abstract: During the 1960s, sentimentalized centennial celebrations of the American Civil War overlapped with the highwater mark of the Civil Rights Movement. "Post-revisionist" historians scuttled "revisionist" interpretations that lamented the "needless" Civil War. Insisting that slavery was the essential catalyst for the war and emancipation its paramount consequence, they heralded the war as a "new birth of freedom."By the war's sesquicentennial, this view of the Civil War no longer seemed as compelling. Following the Vietnam War and 9/11, the relentless spiral of foreign conflicts, currently centered in the Islamic world and despite long military occupations, has failed to bring stability or security. Brutality and ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
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  • Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South by
           Diane Miller Sommerville (review)
    • Abstract: In this exhaustively researched, methodologically innovative, and brilliantly executed book, historian Diane Miller Sommerville describes "the psychological and emotional damage of the Civil War on Southerners" (p. 12). In the author's sensitive hands, suicidal activity and the responses it stimulated in Southern society and culture yield new clues about the ways in which soldiers and veterans, wives and widows, the enslaved and newly-freed people wrestled with the period's "uncharted territory and unrelenting hardship" (p. 81). Allowing that motivations for suicide "are complicated, multilayered, and largely obscured," Sommerville explains that the Civil War was nonetheless "the social and cultural context" for ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era ed. by Joan E. Cashin
           (review)
    • Abstract: Material culture permeates popular engagement with the Civil War: relic hunters scour battlefields; museum visitors peruse artifacts; collectors bid on treasures. Academic historians, who typically gravitate toward documents, often overlook objects, but this outstanding volume represents a major step toward correcting that oversight.Editor Joan E. Cashin opens with an introduction to object studies and a thoughtful call for further research. The Civil War, she argues, "transformed the physical world and ideas about that world in ways that were national in scope yet very personal in effect." (p. 7) The subsequent essays range widely while reinforcing this vital point. Some explore how objects informed views of the ... Read More
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  • The Civil War and the Transformation of American Citizenship ed. by Paul
           Quigley (review)
    • Abstract: The arguments offered by the contributors to Paul Quigley's new edited volume, The Civil War and the Transformation of American Citizenship, attest to the veracity of the work's title; notions of American citizenship changed drastically during the Civil War era. While undergraduate lectures often explain the expansion of citizenship in the Fourteenth Amendment as providing meaning for the sacrifices of the Civil War, Quigley's volume offers nuance in place of simplicity. Rather than defining citizenship as a binary status that one either does or does not hold, the contributors explore citizenship as a complicated web of rights, prerogatives, and expectations in which individuals struggled both against each other ... Read More
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  • Beyond Freedom: Disrupting the History of Emancipation ed. by David W.
           Blight and Jim Downs (review)
    • Abstract: Since the early seventeenth century, when the institution came to what would eventually become the United States's shore, slavery remained an instrumental part of the American fabric. Although a relatively regional institution, its influence was pervasive and overt. It was protected in the country's charter; its society produced arguably the most powerful and effective politicians in early nineteenth century who enacted policies that furthered and insulated it; and on the backs of forced labor, it fueled the country's industrialization. It became indistinguishable from Southern society and culture, and awakened a reforming spirit in the North that, in many ways, continues to the present. Having bifurcated the ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
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  • Remembering Reconstruction: Struggles over the Meaning of America's Most
           Turbulent Era ed. by Carole Emberton and Bruce E. Baker (review)
    • Abstract: There has been a proliferation of books over the past thirty years exploring how the Civil War was remembered. Yet, just as the history of Reconstruction has often been overlooked by Civil War historians, so have memory scholars passed over the decade following the Civil War. The memory of Reconstruction is often treated as a side issue to the memory of the war itself. Only in 2007 did Bruce Baker's What Reconstruction Meant: Historical Memory in the American South provide the first major monograph on the memory of Reconstruction. Now, Bruce Baker and Carole Emberton—whose own work on the legacy of Reconstruction has been groundbreaking—have teamed up to edit a collection entirely on the memory of ... Read More
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  • I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880–
           1915 by Louis Moore (review)
    • Abstract: Spectator sports are often viewed as trivial affairs of leisurely-consumed entertainment and/or unimportant fits of escapism for the masses. Louis Moore's I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880–1915 suggest otherwise. In the late nineteenth century, pugilism, prizefighting, and boxing were of tremendous value for African American men seeking opportunities to claim financial rewards through their public performances of strength, courage, and stamina. According to Moore, "black men who came of age in the Reconstruction and early Jim Crow era" did so at time when white manhood was undergoing changes based on the nature of work and challenges to American ideals about race and manliness. For ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
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  • May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem by Imani
           Perry (review)
    • Abstract: In 1900, James Weldon Johnson and his brother, J. Rosamond, composed "Lift Every Voice and Sing" to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's birthday. The brothers were emblematic of middle-class black Jacksonville, Florida,—James worked as principal of Stanton School and Rosamond taught music Florida Baptist Academy—and their song rapidly became intimately connected to black organizations such as the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs and black public schools, first locally, and then throughout the South. Imani Perry's May We Forever Stand: A History of the Black National Anthem documents the song's historic embrace as the "Negro National Anthem" in order to tell a story about black political thought ... Read More
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  • The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett's
           Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox by Gerald Horne (review)
    • Abstract: From 1919 to 1965, Claude Barnett (1889–1967) operated the Associated Negro Press (ANP), a black news service that, at its peak, distributed press releases to dozens of black newspapers in the United States, the West Indies, and Africa. In 1984, Lawrence Hogan published A Black National News Service: The Associated Negro Press and Claude Barnett, which focused primarily on Barnett's American operation up through the end of World War II. Horne's The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett's Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox, which emphasizes Barnett's Pan-Africanism, complements Hogan's work because it highlights the ANP's role in disseminating news articles about Africa and the West ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
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  • The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World
           by Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro (review)
    • Abstract: Some works of history—Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States comes to mind—manage to take the well-known facts of an era and recast them in a new light that dramatically changes their meaning. The effect is something like suddenly seeing a black and white historical photograph rendered in color. Though not as earthshaking as Zinn's work, The Internationalists, by Oona Hathaway and Scott Shapiro, creates the same feeling by giving an international history of the last several hundred years through the lens of the 1928 Paris Peace Pact, also known as the Kellogg-Briand Pact.For most students of modern history, the Kellogg-Briand Pact is a moment of well-meaning, high-minded idealism rendered tragically ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women's Movement,
           1870–1967 by Joan Marie Johnson (review)
    • Abstract: Throughout the nineteenth century, women raised money for temperance campaigns, suffrage conventions, and aid for the poor, the mentally ill, and orphans. Much of this funding came from men or from women's own carefully guarded private resources. But women more often contributed time, organizational skills, and network contacts, because, without direct access themselves over a long period of time to the money economy and capital accumulation based on their own labors, women relied on men for the bulk of their livelihood. Joan Marie Johnson challenges our understanding of women supporting these kinds of reform activities with her study of the centrality of women's direct funding for the suffrage movement and the ... Read More
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  • Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American
           Welfare State by Catherine E. Rymph (review)
    • Abstract: At the turn of the twenty-first century, the American foster care system would be unrecognizable to many of its initial champions. The racial contours of foster care evolved over time. What was once a vehicle to support primarily white children in white families whose parents may rely on the safety net of the U.S. welfare state, foster care became a tool of the removal of children of color. The modern foster care system that emerged in the mid-twentieth century symbolized a unique relationship between a publicly funded system and private citizens serving as foster families. Tracing the public policy and history of foster care, Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State by ... Read More
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  • Lost in the USA: American Identity from the Promise Keepers to the Million
           Mom March by Deborah Gray White (review)
    • Abstract: With Lost in the USA, Deborah Gray White (a distinguished professor of history at Rutgers University) makes an important contribution to the scholarship of the 1990s. During this period, Americans marched in any number of protests. Instead of presenting the marches as a string of isolated political issues to be resolved through legislation, White effectively shows their cultural significance to an American public navigating the transition between modernity and postmodernity.White argues that despite economic growth and the lack of a major foreign war, Americans felt unsettled by the advent of postmodernity, and that mass marches gave participants a sense of belonging and renewal. She focuses on the Promise Keeper ... Read More
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  • Searching for Caroline: "Disciplined Imagination" and the Limits of the
           Archive
    • Abstract: Historians have been called lots of things, not all of them nice. "Broad-gauge gossips," according to Ambrose Bierce. "Unsuccessful novelists," in the eyes of H. L. Mencken. Tolstoy dismissed historians as being "like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them," while Guy de Maupassant quipped history was an "excitable and lying old lady." In turn, historians have been characterized as mere propagandists, fawning sycophants, and jingoists, out of touch with reality and interested only in arguing with each other. Whether pedantic and ponderous or maladroit and melodramatic, historians have received the ire of, well, history.1At the heart of this criticism lies a problem with imagination. ... Read More
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  • Keeping a Disorderly House in Civil War Kentucky
    • Abstract: In spring 1862 when General Benjamin Butler arrived in New Orleans with Union troops, he was greeted by a mob of men and women dismayed by defeat and outraged by the prospect of Union occupation. White New Orleanians challenged and resisted the authority of Butler and his 2,500 soldiers at every turn. Confederate women were the most openly hostile and resistant to Union occupation. When women met Union officers or soldiers on the sidewalk, some contemptuously gathered up their skirts and walked to the other side of the street. When federal soldiers boarded streetcars or entered churches, Confederate women got up and left with great to-do. They wore Confederate flags pinned to their hats and dresses and hummed ... Read More
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  • "An Unfortunate Son of Erin": The Irish in Civil War Kentucky
    • Abstract: In late December 1860, Daniel Roulhac, a prominent lawyer from Hickman, Kentucky, wrote Governor Beriah Magoffin seeking some clemency for his client, Michael McGinney, a thirty-year-old day labourer from the same town, but now in the state penitentiary in Frankfort. McGinney apparently had taken the fall, so to speak, for his wife, Rose, also from Ireland, on a charge of larceny. Roulhac spoke of the case to the governor as if it was a typical one in that he described McGinney as "an unfortunate son of Erin." Thus, he sought the governor's "favour" for a commutation of the Irishman's sentence. Why did he mention McGinney's national origin in his appeal' Well, it was something that would resonate with Magoffin ... Read More
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  • "Deeds of Brave Suffering and Lofty Heroism": Martialised Rhetoric and
           Kentucky Soldiers
    • Abstract: Civil War historians have devoted considerable attention to the topic of courage, though they have showed far less interest in its antithesis, cowardice. Soldiers themselves certainly talked about it. As James McPherson notes in his seminal book, For Cause and Comrades, letters and diaries included frequent references to "courage, bravery, and valor—the three words meant the same thing." But, he adds, they "wrote even more about cowardice—the mark of dishonor."1 Historian Gerald Linderman further observes in Embattled Courage, it was cowardly for soldiers to "feel fear" and to express it.2 "Playing the coward," whether it was a single soldier or an entire regiment, was deemed deeply shameful and base.3 An 1863 ... Read More
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  • The "Most Notorious" Mr. Jennings: Coal, Transatlantic Capitalism, and
           Guerrilla War
    • Abstract: In July 1864, Indiana Adjutant General Lazarus Noble wrote to the U.S. army in Kentucky (copying Governor Thomas E. Bramlette) politely requesting the Commonwealth to keep its guerrilla infestation "ranging through Meade[,] Breckinridge[,] Hancock[,] Davi[ess] and adjoining Counties" from spilling over the Ohio River. Kentucky guerrillas and their Copperhead cousins on the north bank were busily engaged in rustling horses and supplies from Indiana Unionists, which were "run through southward" to fuel the rebel insurgency. Noble accused James R. Jennings, a Hancock County coal operator, of being the "most notorious" ringleader of this illicit commerce. Jennings, "an outspoken rebel sympathizer" in Noble's telling ... Read More
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  • "Disturbers of the Peace": The Kidnapping of John D. Hale and the Long
           Civil War in Kentucky
    • Abstract: Conventional wisdom aside, the Civil War did not end at Appomattox. Set-piece fighting continued well into May 1865 as the Confederacy collapsed. The war's last traditional battle, an ironic Confederate victory in Texas, happened over a month after Robert E. Lee's surrender. The crew of the C. S. S. Shenandoah did not lower her colors until they slipped into Liverpool on a dark November night. More recently, scholars have begun to redefine the parameters of the war more broadly, extending its termination much farther than any prospective last surrender. Echoing the slightly older model of a "long Reconstruction" that lasted well beyond 1877 to the end of the century, some historians now posit a "long Civil War" ... Read More
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  • Introduction: Civil War Governors of Kentucky
    • Abstract: Every historian has an archival story and likes to tell it. We swap tales of the detective work undertaken in the archives—of the records found and not found, of the serendipitous discoveries that keep us returning to the repositories, again and again. We tell about the protective archivists looking over our work and of freezing temperatures, long hours, and exhausting days. Our stories are set in the physical space of the archive—the heavy wooden tables and the dusty, acidfree boxes usually take center stage—and we talk of "going" to the archive, of "moving in" and parking ourselves for days at a time, or even weeks. Our work in an archive is a physical experience, a journey even, because for a very long time the ... Read More
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  • "Literally Destroyed as a Housekeeper": Hunger and Hardship in Civil War
           Kentucky
    • Abstract: The Civil War resulted in deep disturbances in the Confederate food system. Plantations were supposed to grow food to feed both soldiers and families, but often continued to grown inedible staple crops like cotton. Families on the homefront had their smokehouses and root cellars emptied by Union troops, particularly in the devastating 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign and Sherman's March through Georgia and the Carolinas in the final six months of the war. Once the Union controlled the Mississippi, the Confederacy lost access to cattle from Texas and suffered shortages of beef that struck the armies particularly hard. Standard narratives of the war make many food-related stops along the way: from the Richmond Bread ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
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  • "The Exciting Circumstances of the Rebellion," or, The Civil War Made Me
           Do It: Civil War and Emotional Trauma in Kentucky Governors' Petitions
    • Abstract: Soldiers and civilians convicted in criminal courts in wartime Kentucky inundated the governors' offices with petitions requesting pardons. Petitioners often situated their appeals in the context of war, explaining that "the exciting circumstances" or the rigors of camp life contributed in some way to excessive drinking or amnesia or "mental alienation," which they framed as mitigating circumstances warranting leniency.1
      Authors of the petitions—sometimes the accused, sometimes friends or family members—sought a sympathetic hearing from the executive who was empowered to pardon those convicted of crimes as minor as illegal gambling to more serious ones like murder. The "war" played center stage in these ... Read More
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  • The First Refuge of a Scoundrel
    • Abstract: "In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary patriotism is defined as the last refuge of a scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer I beg to submit it is the first."Of Major Abram G. Wileman, his fellow soldiers in the Eighteenth Kentucky Volunteer Infantry Regiment (U.S.) had nothing but good to say. A doctor with an extensive practice in Pendleton County, he had enlisted and been elected captain in 1861. Bravery and good conduct in the face of the enemy won him promotion. As "brave and true a man as ever lived," he had "behaved with marked gallantry at the battles of Richmond, Howe's Gap and Chickamauga." It was in the last that he was wounded and furloughed home, to a welcome he did ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2019-09-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Texts and Textiles in Civil War Kentucky
    • Abstract: William W. Boswell, the twenty-six-year-old keeper of the St. Charles Hotel in Covington, Kentucky, learned the hard way that looks could indeed be deceiving. It happened when he was fined in 1863 for making the mistake of selling liquor to a man attired in "citizen's dress or clothes." The man in question was a "Stranger" to Boswell up to that moment. For that reason, Boswell claimed to have no idea that the man was actually a soldier and that he himself had run afoul of state regulations prohibiting the sale of alcohol to soldiers. This was not Boswell's first offense; the hotelkeeper had previously gotten into trouble for selling liquor to minors, and in those cases, like this one, he believed the fault lay with ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hard, Hard Religion: Interracial Faith in the Poor South by John Hayes
           (review)
    • Abstract: In his excellent new book, John Hayes offers a rich and thoughtful analysis of religious culture among the poor of the New South. Hayes's approach owes much to anthropological and folkloric methods; it stands in the tradition of Robert Orsi's and David D. Hall's scholarship on "lived religion," which explores the experiences of faith in everyday life. But Hayes is also contributing to recent literature that explicitly engages the relationship between religion and class for southern working people. Hayes's work deserves its place at the forefront of this rich body of scholarship.Hayes argues that, between the end of Reconstruction and the emergence of the "Sun Belt," a distinctive folk Christianity emerged among the ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Porous Borders: Multiracial Migrations and the Law in the U.S.-Mexico
           Borderlands by Julian Lim (review)
    • Abstract: Julian Lim's Porous Borders is a welcomed contribution to the study of the transnational and multiracial history of the US-Mexico borderlands. Focusing largely on El Paso, Texas, the most significant port of entry from Mexico to the United States in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Lim argues that after the coming of the railroads in the 1880s, the borderlands became a "messy" place of "multi-racial alliances." It ultimately transformed into an increasingly segregated space where people of color were excluded from the national identity and became, in effect, "peoples without a nation" (p. 6). Federal legislation as well as policies enacted on the local level created a progressively wider dividing line ... Read More
      Keywords: Liquor laws; Slaves; African Americans; Governors; American newspapers; Indians of North America; Wildlife conservation; Europeans; Ohio River Valley; Burr, Aaron,; United States; National characteristics, American; Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.); Suici
      PubDate: 2019-09-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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