2016 Issue

Essays in History, Vol. 49, 2016

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Northern California: Persistence and Property Rights in a Changing Economy, 1840-1880 by Daniel Curry (George Mason University)

“We Were Surrendered”: Civil War Prisoners and the Trauma of Capture by Rusty Neal (Professor Emeritus Morrison University) 

Historiographical Essays:

Memory Struggles in the Past and Present: A Review of Recent Contributions to the Study of Civil War Memory by Lucas P. Kelley (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)


We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program reviewed by Eric Fenrich (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West reviewed by Adam Q. Stauffer (University of Rochester)

A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s reviewed by Danielle Balderas (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul reviewed by Alyssa Lopez (Michigan State University)

Christian Imperialism: Converting the World in the Early Republic reviewed by Rebecca Brenner (American University)

The Making of Asian America: A History reviewed by Samuel C. King (University of South Carolina)

Fragile Minds and Vulnerable Souls: The Matter of Obscenity in Nineteenth-Century Germany reviewed by Christopher Goodwin (Norwich University)

The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast reviewed by Jay Goldin (University of Texas at Arlingon)

Slavery and Forced Migration in the Antebellum South reviewed by Keith D. McCall (Rice University)

Race Becomes Tomorrow: North Carolina and the Shadow of Civil Rights reviewed by Brian Suttell (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars reviewed by Elizabeth Neuman (Texas A&M University Central Texas)

Why You Can’t Teach United States History without American Indians reviewed by Joshua Catalano (George Mason University)


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