2011 Issue

Essays in History, Vol. 44, 2011

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From Apprentice to Master: Christopher Lasch, Richard Hofstadter, and the Making of History as Social Criticism by Jeff Ludwig (University of Rochester)

“A bloody war or a sickly season”: The remains of a middling British imperialist in early colonial Sierra Leone by Padraic Xavier Scanlan (Princeton University)

“I wish I could forget myself…”: Mary Todd Lincoln and the Pursuit of True Womanhood, 1818-1882 by Lauren MacIvor Thompson (Georgia State University)

Historiographical Essays:

Answering the “German Question,” 1989-1990 The Historical Pivot of Geography by Harold Mock (University of Virginia)


America and the Pill: A History of Promise, Peril, and Liberation reviewed by Meredith May (Texas Christian University)

An Elusive Unity: Urban Democracy and Machine Politics in Industrializing America reviewed by Jeffrey O’Leary (Kent State University)

Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin reviewed by Thomas Majdanski (Princeton University)

Brotherhood of Kings: How International Relations Shaped the Ancient Near East reviewed by Michael Moore (University of Memphis)

Cartographies of Time: A History of the Timeline reviewed by Andrew Behrendt (University of Pittsburgh)

Columbia Rising: Civil Life on the Upper Hudson from the Revolution to the Age of Jackson reviewed by Paul J. Zwirecki (University at Buffalo)

Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South reviewed by Thomas Perez (Stony Brook University)

Deathly Deception: The Real Story of Operation Mincemeat reviewed by Brian MacDowall (York University)

Digging up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials reviewed by Miun Gleeson (University of Missouri-Kansas City)

Empty Pleasures: The Story of Artificial Sweeteners from Saccharin to Splenda reviewed by Bartow Elmore (University of Virginia)

Enemyship: Democracy and Counter-Revolution in the Early Republic reviewed by Chad Lower (Kent State University)

Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow reviewed by Bonnie A. Lucero (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

From Bauhaus to Ecohouse: A History of Ecological Design reviewed by Henry Trim (University of British Columbia)

Gallatin: America’s Swiss Founding Father reviewed by Jeffrey Roquen (Lehigh University)

God’s Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War reviewed by William B. Kurtz (University of Virginia)

Henry Clay: The Essential American reviewed by Lauren MacIvor Thompson (Georgia State University)

Holocaust: The Nazi Persecution and Murder of the Jews reviewed by Jason Tingler (Drew University)

In the Eye of All Trade: Bermuda, Bermudians, and the Maritime Atlantic World, 1680-1783 reviewed by James Patrick Ambuske (University of Virginia)

In the Name of God and Country: Reconsidering Terrorism in American History reviewed by Paul J. Axel (Brandeis University)

Making a Moral Society: Ethics and the State in Meiji Japan reviewed by Martin Bastarache (University of Ottawa)

Making Catfish Bait Out of Government Boys: The Fight Against Cattle Ticks and the Transformation of the Yeoman South reviewed by Blake Perkins (West Virginia University)

Mine Towns: Buildings for Workers in Michigan’s Copper Country reviewed by Lindsay Hiltunen (George Mason University)

Mosquito Soldiers: Malaria, Yellow Fever, and the Course of the American Civil War reviewed by Casey P. Cater (Georgia State University)

New Women of the Old Faith: Gender and American Catholicism in the Progressive Era reviewed by Amanda Bresie (Texas Christian University)

On Slavery’s Border: Missouri’s Small-Slaveholding Households, 1815-1865 reviewed by Robert C. Poister (University of Georgia)

Points on the Dial: Golden Age Radio beyond the Networks reviewed by Nabeel Siddiqui (George Mason University)

Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788 reviewed by Richard Hall (Columbus State University)

Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army after 1861 reviewed by Angela M. Riotto (University of Southern Mississippi)

Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson reviewed by Lauren Acker (University of California, Los Angeles)

Sojourner Truth’s America reviewed by Keisha Blain (Princeton University)

Sovereignty at Sea: U.S. Merchant Ships and American Entry into World War I reviewed by Corbin Williamson (Texas Tech University)

Suffering Childhood in Early America: Violence, Race, and the Making of the Child Victim reviewed by Kristen McCabe Lashua (University of Virginia)

The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies reviewed by Thomas Sheppard (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

The Civil War of 1812: American Citizens, British Subjects, Irish Rebels, & Indian Allies reviewed by Jeffrey Thomas Perry (Purdue University)

The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise reviewed by Kevin Impellizeri (University of Delaware)

The Origins of the First World War reviewed by Drew Flanagan (Brandeis University)

The Secret History of MI6 reviewed by Michael W. Cheek (Macquarie University)

The Symptom and the Subject: The Emergence of the Physical Body in Ancient Greece reviewed by Elizabeth LaFray (Central Michigan University)

This Violent Empire: The Birth of an American National Identity reviewed by Joshua Jeffers (Purdue University)

Transforming Labour: Women and Work in Postwar Canada reviewed by Anne M.E. Millar (University of Ottawa)

Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800-1930 reviewed by Oliver Lee Bateman (University of Pittsburgh)

Wounded Knee: Party Politics and the Road to an American Massacre reviewed by Randall Williams (The University of Montana)

Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought on the Civil War reviewed by Sarah Bischoff (Rice University)


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