Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June 2013 Issue of Reviews in American History

The June 2013 issue of Reviews in American History is out. Although full text is limited to subscribers, we'll spotlight some items of interest:
The Constitution Goes Public: Politics and the Ratification Debate -- Todd Estes (Oakland University) reviews Jürgen Heideking, The Constitution before the Judgment Seat: The Prehistory and Ratification of the American Constitution, 1787–1791 (John P. Kaminski and Richard Leffler, eds.) (University of Virginia Press, 2012).

The Inventor’s Dilemma—The Confederate Version -- William G. Thomas (University of Nebraska, Lincoln) reviews H. Jackson Knight, Confederate Invention: The Story of the Confederate States Patent Office and Its Inventors (Louisiana State University Press).

Social Reform through Social Exclusion --Thomas J. Humphrey (Cleveland State University) reviews Craig Calhoun, The Roots of Radicalism: Tradition, The Public Sphere, and Early Nineteenth-Century Social Movements (University of Chicago Press, 2012) and Michele Lise Tarter and Richard Bell, eds., Buried Lives: Incarcerated in Early America (University of Georgia Press, 2012).
Officers sans Army -- Erik S. Gellman (Roosevelt University) reviews Shawn Leigh Alexander, An Army of Lions: The Civil Rights Struggle Before the NAACP (Pennsylvania University Press, 2012).
The Many Faces of Judicial Independence -- Charles Zelden (Nova Southeastern University) reviews Jed Handelsman Shugerman, The People’s Courts: Pursuing Judicial Independence in America (Harvard University Press, 2012).