Books Available for Review

Please contact our Book Review Editor to review one of the books available below:

Special note:  Unfortunately, due to the restricted nature of our budget, we are unable to send books to reviewers outside of the United States.


Adams, Charles Edward. Blocton: The History of an Alabama Coal Mining Town. University of Alabama Press. 978-0-8173-1777-5.


Allmendinger, David F., Jr.  Nat Turner and the Rising in Southhampton County.  Johns Hopkins University Press.  978-1-4214-1479-9.


Annis, J. Lee, Jr.  Big Jim Eastland:  The Godfather of Mississippi.  University Press of Mississippi.  978-1-4968-0614-7.


Baldwin, Cinda K. Great & Noble Jar: Traditional Stoneware of South Carolina. University of Georgia Press. 978-0-8203-4616-8.


Bennett, Evan P.  When Tobacco Was King:  Families, Farm Labor, and Federal Policy in the Piedmont.  Gainesville:  University Press of Florida.  9780813060146


Bishir, Catherine W. Crafting Lives: African American Artisans in New Bern, North Carolina, 1770-1900. University of North Carolina Press. 978-1-4696-0875-4.


Browning, Robert M., Jr.  Lincoln's Trident:  The West Gulf Blockading Squadron During the Civil War.  University of Alabama Press.  978-0-8173-1846-8.


Bush, Gregory W.  White Sand, Black Beach:  Civil Rights, Public Space, and Miami's Virginia Key.  University Press of Florida.  978-0-8130-6264-8.


Cartwright, Keith. Sacral Grooves, Limbo Gateways: Travels in Deep Southern Time, Circum-Caribbean Space, Afro-creole Authority. University of Georgia Press. 978-0-8203-4599-4.


Cecelski, David S. The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves’ Civil War.  University of North Carolina Press. 978-0-8078-3566-1.


Chakkalakal, Tess, and Kenneth W. Warren, eds.  Jim Crow, Literature, and the Legacy of Sutton E. Griggs.  University of Georgia Press.  9780820345987.


Chirhart, Ann & Kathleen Ann Clark. Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times.  University of Georgia Press. 978-0-8203-3784-5.

Clabough, Casey. Inhabiting Contemporary Southern and Appalachian Literature: Region and Place in the Twenty First Century.  University Press of Florida.  978-0-8130-4173-5.


Clabough, Casey, ed.  Women of War:  Selected Memoirs, Poems, and Fiction by Virginia Women Who Lived Through the Civil War.  Texas Review Press.  978-1-937875-49-7


Daniels, Maurice C. Saving the Soul of Georgia: Donald Hollowell and the Struggle for Civil Rights. University of Georgia Press. 978-0-8203-4596-3.


Daugherity, Brian J.  Keep On Keeping On:  The NAACP and the Implementation of Brown v. Board of Education in Virginia.  University of Virginia Press.  978-0-8139-3889-9.


Dawdy, Shannon Lee.  Patina:  A Profane Archaeology.  University of Chicago Press.  9780226351193.


DeChaine, D. Robert. Border Rhetorics: Citizenship Identity on the US-Mexico Frontier. University of Alabama Press. 978-0-8173-5716-0.


Denham, James M.  Fifty Years of Justice:  A History of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.  University Press of Florida.  978-0-8130-6049-1.


Dierksheide, Christa.  Amelioration and Empire:  Progress and Slavery in the Plantation Americas.  University of Virginia Press.  978-0-8139-3621-5.


Dinnella-Borrego, Luis-Alejandro.  The Risen Phoenix:  Black Politics in the Post-Civil War South.  University of Virginia Press.  978-0-8139-3874-5.


Driskell, Jay Winston, Jr.  Schooling Jim Crow:  The Fight for Atlanta's Booker T. Washington High School and the Roots of Black Protest Politics.  University of Virginia Press.  978-0-8139-3614-7.


Dykeman, Wilma.  Family of Earth:  A Southern Mountain Childhood.  University of North Carolina Press.  978-1-4696-2914-8.


Eamon, Tom. The Making of a Southern Democracy: North Carolina Politics From Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory.  University of North Carolina Press. 978-1-4696-0697-2.


Engle, Stephen D.  Gathering to Save a Nation:  Lincoln and the Union's War Governors.  University of North Carolina Press.  978-1-4696-2933-9.


Engle, Stephen D., ed.  The War Worth Fighting:  Abraham Lincoln's Presidency and Civil War America.  University Press of Florida.  978-0-8130-6064-4.


Evans, Tammy.  The Silencing of Ruby McCollum:  Race, Class, and Gender in the South.  University Press of Florida.  978-0-8130-6240-2.


Farmer-Kaiser, Mary, and Shannon Frystak, eds.  Louisiana Women, Their Lives and Times - Volume 2.  9780820342702.


Ferris, William.  The South in Color:  A Visual Journal.  University of North Carolina Press.  978-1-4696-2968-1.


Ferris, William. The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists.  University of North Carolina Press. 978-1-4696-0754-2.


Follett, Richard, Sven Beckert, Peter Coclanis, and Barbara Hahn.  Plantation Kingdom:  The American South and its Global Commodities.  Johns Hopkins University Press.  9781421419404.


Hadden, Sally E. and Patricia Hagler Minter, eds. Signposts: New Directions in Southern Legal History. University of Georgia Press. 978-0-8203-4499-7.


Hess, Earl J.  The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlanta.  University of North Carolina Press.  978-1-4696-2241-5.


Hess, Earl J.  Braxton Bragg:  The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy.  University of North Carolina Press.  978-1-4696-2875-2.

Hess, Earl J. Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign.  University of North Carolina Press. 978-1-4696-0211-0.

Holloway, Jonathan Scott. Jim Crow Wisdom: Memory & Identity in Black America Since 1940.  University of North Carolina Press. 978-1-4696-1070-2.

Horning, Audrey. Ireland in the Virginian Sea: Colonialism in the British Atlantic. University of North Carolina Press. 978-1-4696-1072-6.


Hustwit, William P. James J. Kilpatrick: Salesman for Segregation. University of North Carolina Press. 978-1-4696-0213-4.


Jackson, Harvey H. The Rise and Decline of the Redneck Riviera: An Insider's History of the Florida-Alabama Coast. University of Georgia Press. 978-0-8203-3400-4.


Karp, Matthew.  This Vast Southern Empire:  Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy.  Harvard University Press.  978-0-674-73725-9.


Kelbaugh, Ross J. Maryland’s Civil War Photographs: The Sesquicentennial Collection. Maryland Historical Society. 978-0-9842135-1-1.


Kierner, Cynthia A., and Sandra G. Treadway, eds.  Virginia Women:  Their Lives and Times.  Volume I.  University of Georgia Press.  978-0-8203-4263-4.


Kreyling, Michael. A Late Encounter with the Civil War. University of Georgia Press. 978-0-8203-4657-8.


La Vere, David. The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies. University of North Carolina Press. 978-1-4696-1090-0.


Lash, Miranda, and Trevor Schoonmaker, eds.  Southern Accents:  Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art.  Duke University Press.  978-0-938989-38-7.


Lees, William B., and Frederick P. Gaske.  Recalling Deeds Immortal:  Florida Monuments to the Civil War.  University Press of Florida.  ISBN:  978-0-8130-4996-0.


Link, William A. Atlanta Cradle of the New South: Race and Remembering in the Civil War’s Aftermath. University of North Carolina Press. 978-1-4696-0776-4.


Link, William A. Link: My Family in American History. University Press of Florida. 978-0-8130-3794-3.


Lowe, John Wharton, ed.  Calypso Magnolia:  The Crosscurrents of Caribbean and Southern Literature.  University of North Carolina Press.  ISBN:  9781469628882.


McElya, Micki.  The Politics of Mourning:  Death and Honor in Arlington National Cemetery.  Harvard University Press.  978-0-674-73724-2.


McGuire, Jack B.  Win the Race or Die Trying:  Uncle Earl's Last Hurrah.  University Press of Mississippi.  978-1-4968-0763-2.


McKinney, Gordon B. Henry W. Blair’s Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate.  University Press of Kentucky. 978-0-8131-4087-2.


Millett, Nathaniel.  The Maroons of Prospect Bluff and Their Quest for Freedom in the Atlantic World.  University Press of Florida.  978-0-8130-4454-5.


Mitchell, Dennis J.  A New History of Mississippi.  University Press of Mississippi.  978-1-61703-976-8.


Mixon, Gregory.  Show Thyself a Man:  Georgia State Troops, Colored, 1865-1905.  University Press of Florida.  978-0-8130-6272-3.


Nelson, Megan Kate. Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War. University of Georgia Press. 978-0-8203-3397-7.


O'Malley, Gregory E.  Final Passages:  The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619-1807.  Univeristy of North Carolina Press.  978-1-4696-1534-9


Paredes, J. Anthony and Judith Knight, eds. Red Eagle’s Children: Weatherford vs Weatherford et al. University of Alabama Press. 978-0-8173-1770-6.


Peeples, Edward H., with Nancy MacLean.  Scalawag:  A White Southerner's Journey Through Segregation to Human Rights Activism.  University of Virginia Press.  978-0-8139-3539-3.


Picone, Michael D., and Catherine Evans Davies, eds.  New Perspectives on Language Variety in the South:  Historical and Contemporary Approaches.  University of Alabama Press.  978-0-8173-1815-4.


Quist, John W. and Michael J. Birkner, eds. James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War. University Press of Florida. 978-0-8130-4426-2.


Rankin, Tom. One Place: Paul Kwilecki and Four Decades of Photographs from Decatur County, Georgia. University of North Carolina Press. 978-1-4696-0740-5.


Reardon, Carol, and Tom Vossler.  A Field Guide to Antietam:  Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places and People.  University of North Carolina Press.  978-1-4696-3020-5.


Ritchie, Fiona, and Doug Orr.  Wayfaring Strangers:  The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia.  University of North Carolina Press.  978-1-4696-1822-7.


Rivers, Christina R. The Congressional Black Caucus, Minority Voting Rights, and the U.S. Supreme Court. University of Michigan Press. 978-0-472-11810-6.


Robertson, Henry O.  The Red River Campaign and Its Toll:  69 Bloody Days in Louisiana, March-May 1864.  McFarland and Company, Inc., Publishers.  9781476663784.


Romine, Scott, and Jennifer Rae Greeson.  Keywords for Southern Studies.  University of Georgia Press.  978-0-8203-4962-6.


Schafer, Daniel L. Thunder on the River: The Civil War in Northeast Florida. University Press of Florida.  978-0-8130-3419-5.


Scherr, Arthur.  Thomas Jefferson's Haitian Policy:  Myths and Realities.  Lexington Books.  978-1-4985-1251-0.


Scherr, Arthur.  Thomas Jefferson's New England:  Nationalism Versus Sectionalism in the Young Republic.  McFarland Press.  978-0-7864-7537-7.


Schwarz, Philip J. Gabriel's Conspiracy: A Documentary History. University of Virginia Press. 978-0-8139-3295-8.


Shaw, Jenny.  Everyday Life in the Early English Caribbean:  Irish, Africans, and the Construction of Difference.  University of Georgia Press.  978-0-8203-4662-5.


Shelton, Allen C. Where the North Sea Touches Alabama. University of Chicago Press. 978-0-226-07322-4.


Sheppard, Jonathan C. By the Noble Daring of Her Sons: The Florida Brigade of the Army of Tennessee.  University of Alabama Press. 978-0-8173-1707-2.


Smith, Jon. Finding Purple America: The South and the Future of American Cultural Studies. University of Georgia Press. 978-0-8203-4526-0.


Sojourner, Sue with Cheryl Reitan. Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi. University of Kentucky Press. 978-0-8131-4093-3.


Sweet, Timothy, ed.  Literary Cultures of the Civil War.  University of Georgia Press.  978-0-8203-4960-2.


Swindall, Lindsey R. The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World: Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937-1955. Universirty Press of Florida. 978-0-8130-4922-2.


Tarter, Brent.  A Saga of the New South:  Race, Law, and Public Debt in Virginia.  University of Virginia Press.  978-0-8139-3877-6.


Thrift, Bryan Hardin.  Conservative Bias:  How Jesse Helms Pioneered the Rise of Right-Wing Media and Realigned the Republican Party.  University Press of Florida.  978-0-8130-6234-1.


Vaughn, J. Barry. Bishops, Bourbons, and Big Mules: A History of the Episcopal Church in Alabama.  University of Alabama Press. 978-0-8173-1811-6.


Waid, Candace. The Signifying Eye: Seeing Faulkner’s Art.  University of Georgia Press. 978-0-8203-4316-7.


Wald, Alan M. Alerican Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War. University of North Carolina Press. 978-0-8078-3586-9.


Watson, Jay. Reading for the Body: The Recalcitrant Materiality of Southern Fiction, 1893 – 1985. University of Georgia Press. 978-0-8203-4338-9.


Weiss, Brad.  Real Pigs:  Shifting Values in the Field of Local Pork.  Duke University Press.  978-0-8223-6157-2.


Wiggins, Sarah Woolfolk and Ruth Smith Truss, eds. The Journal of Sarah Haynsworth Gayle, 1827 – 1855: A Substitute for Social Intercourse. University of Alabama Press. 978-0-8173-1333-3.


Williams, David. I Freed Myself: African-American Self-Emancipation in the Civil War. Cambridge University Press. 978-1-107-60249-6.


Wolfram, Walt and Jeffrey Reaser. Talkin’ Tarheel: How Our Voices Tell the Story of North Carolina. University of North Carolina Press. 978-1-4696-1436-6.