Wednesday, October 3, 2012

New Issue of Reviews in American History

The September 2012 issue of Reviews in American History includes some items worth checking out (subscribers only):

In a review titled "The Legal and Constitutional Origins of the American Revolution," Thomas J. Humphrey (Cleveland State University) reviews Craig Yirush. Settlers, Liberty, and Empire: The Roots of Early American Political Theory, 1675–1775 (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
Nancy A. Hewitt (Rutgers University) reviews three books on "Recasting Women’s Activism in the Nineteenth Century": Carol Faulkner, Lucretia Mott’s Heresy: Abolition and Women’s Rights in Nineteenth-Century America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011); Alison M. Parker, Articulating Rights: Nineteenth-Century American Women on Race, Reform, and the State (Northern Illinois University Press, 2010); and Stacey M. Robertson, Hearts Beating for Liberty: Women Abolitionists in the Old Northwest (University of North Carolina Press, 2010).
"Constitutions and Identities," by Horst Dippel (Universität Kassel), takes up Jack P. Greene, The Constitutional Origins of the American Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2011), and Gary Jeffrey Jacobsohn, Constitutional Identity (Harvard University Press, 2010).
Saul Cornell (Fordham University) reviews Pauline Maier, Ratification: The People Debate the Constitution, 1787–1788 (Simon and Schuster, 2010) ("The Bourn Ultimatum: Popular Constitutionalism and Ratification Reconsidered").

The full TOC is here.