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TL;DR: Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing, and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette as discussed by the authors , by Keith Wailoo and Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff.
Abstract: Journal Article Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing, and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette Get access Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing, and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette. By Keith Wailoo. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2021. xiv, 396 pp. $30.00.) Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Page 162, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad167 Published: 01 June 2023

5 citations


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TL;DR: Morey as mentioned in this paper described White Philanthropy: Carnegie Corporation's An American Dilemma and the Making of a White World Order, which was published by the University of North Carolina.
Abstract: Journal Article White Philanthropy: Carnegie Corporation's An American Dilemma and the Making of a White World Order Get access White Philanthropy: Carnegie Corporation's An American Dilemma and the Making of a White World Order. By Maribel Morey. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2021. x, 317 pp. Cloth, $95.00. Paper, $34.95.) Karen Ferguson Karen Ferguson Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Canada Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 149–150, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad168 Published: 01 June 2023

3 citations



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TL;DR: Grossman et al. as mentioned in this paper published a book "Choose Your Medicine: Freedom of Therapeutic Choice in America", which is a history of the choice of medical care in America.
Abstract: Journal Article Choose Your Medicine: Freedom of Therapeutic Choice in America Get access Choose Your Medicine: Freedom of Therapeutic Choice in America. By Lewis A Grossman. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021. x, 400 pp. $34.95.) Margaret Marsh Margaret Marsh Rutgers University, Camden and New Brunswick, New Jersey Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 121–122, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad103 Published: 01 June 2023

1 citations


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TL;DR: Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America by Nicole Eustace and David L Preston as discussed by the authors was published in 2011. But it is not available in South Carolina.
Abstract: Journal Article Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America Get access Covered with Night: A Story of Murder and Indigenous Justice in Early America. By Nicole Eustace. (New York: Liveright, 2021. 447 pp. Cloth, $29.95. Paper, $20.00.) David L Preston David L Preston The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 124–125, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad110 Published: 01 June 2023

1 citations


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TL;DR: Land of Milk and Money: The Creation of the Southern Dairy Industry as discussed by the authors , by Alan I Marcus and George B Ellenberg, is a seminal work in the field of agricultural history.
Abstract: Journal Article Land of Milk and Money: The Creation of the Southern Dairy Industry Get access Land of Milk and Money: The Creation of the Southern Dairy Industry. By Alan I Marcus. (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2021. xii, 317 pp. $50.00.) George B Ellenberg George B Ellenberg University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 165–166, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad173 Published: 01 June 2023

1 citations


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TL;DR: The Broken Constitution: Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America by Noah Feldman and Jordan Watkins as mentioned in this paper is an excellent book about the history of the United States of America.
Abstract: Journal Article The Broken Constitution: Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America Get access The Broken Constitution: Lincoln, Slavery, and the Refounding of America. By Noah Feldman. (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2021. 368 pp. Cloth, $30.00. Paper, $20.00.) Jordan Watkins Jordan Watkins Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 118–119, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad132 Published: 01 June 2023

1 citations


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TL;DR: The Dirty Works: Obscenity on Trial in America's First Sexual Revolution by Brett Gary as mentioned in this paper is an excellent overview of the first sexual revolution in American history, focusing on the men who participated in it.
Abstract: Journal Article Dirty Works: Obscenity on Trial in America's First Sexual Revolution Get access Dirty Works: Obscenity on Trial in America's First Sexual Revolution. By Brett Gary. (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2021. 434 pp. $35.00.) Mark A Graber Mark A Graber University of Maryland Francis King Carey, School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 155–156, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad115 Published: 01 June 2023

1 citations


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TL;DR: Henkin this paper presents a history of the Unnatural rhythms that made us who we are, and the authors present a collection of essays about the natural rhythms that led us to the present moment.
Abstract: Journal Article The Week: A History of the Unnatural Rhythms That Made Us Who We Are Get access The Week: A History of the Unnatural Rhythms That Made Us Who We Are. By David M Henkin. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2021. xxiii, 264 pp. Cloth, $30.00. Paper, $22.00.) Benjamin Hunnicutt Benjamin Hunnicutt University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 140–141, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad154 Published: 01 June 2023

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TL;DR: The Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, D.C. as mentioned in this paper presented "Food for the People: Eating and Activism in Greater Washington", a collection of food-related artifacts from the National Archives of the US.
Abstract: Journal Article “Food for the People: Eating and Activism in Greater Washington.” Get access “Food for the People: Eating and Activism in Greater Washington.” Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, D.C. https://anacostia.si.edu/exhibitions/food-people-eating-and-activism-greater-washington%3Aevent-exhib-6536. Opened April 17, 2021–Sept. 17, 2022. Samir Meghelli, lead curator; Dominique Hazzard, assistant curator; Jeanne Krohn (Krohn Design), designers; and Patrick Rogan, assemble. Jenna Febrizio Jenna Febrizio Heurich House Museum, Washington, DC Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 113–117, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad148 Published: 01 June 2023

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TL;DR: Velázquez et al. as discussed by the authors published a book about the history of Puerto Rican Chicago: Schooling the City, 1940-1977 by Mirelsie Velásquez and Amanda I Seligman.
Abstract: Journal Article Puerto Rican Chicago: Schooling the City, 1940–1977 Get access Puerto Rican Chicago: Schooling the City, 1940–1977. By Mirelsie Velázquez. (Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2022. xiv, 206 pp. Cloth, $110.00. Paper, $26.00.) Amanda I Seligman Amanda I Seligman University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 169–170, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad113 Published: 01 June 2023




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TL;DR: The World History Commons (Whc) as discussed by the authors is a collection of resources for instructors and students of world history that were developed and launched by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media from 2003 to 2018.
Abstract: The Journal of American History publishes regular reviews of digital history projects. The digital history reviews are edited by Jeffrey McClurken Please contact him at jmcclurk@umw.edu if you would like to suggest a digital history project for review or write a review. We also welcome comments on our review guidelines, which are available at http://jah.oah.org/submit/digital-history-reviews/. The World History Commons (Whc), funded from 2018 to 2021 by the National Endowment for the Humanities and a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant, includes long-running digital projects, many developed and launched by the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media from 2003 to 2018. To sources from such instructional classics as “Making the History of 1989” and the “Amboyna Conspiracy Trial” have been added newly produced resources for instructors and students of world history. The principal investigators Kelly Schrum and Jessica Otis, both of George Mason University, also received expanded funding by the American Council of Learned Societies Digital Extension Grant (2020–2022) for “Expanding the Commons: Supporting Emerging World History Scholars and Community Colleges through the World History Commons.” Besides the principal investigators, the steering committee for the Whc includes Merry Wiesner-Hanks, professor emerita at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, Adam Clulow of the University of Texas at Austin, and Nate Sleeter of George Mason University.

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TL;DR: In this paper , a fine political history of Reconstruction in the Cotton State of Alabama is presented, where race and the struggle for civil rights are placed at the center of the study.
Abstract: In this fine political history, William Warren Rogers Jr. contributes to our understanding of Reconstruction in Alabama. While it is not a full history of Reconstruction in the Cotton State, the book expertly explains how the struggle over political power animated the era. “Reconstruction shook Alabama to its core” (p. 3). The defeat of the Confederacy resulted in revolutionary change in Alabama politics, especially with the end of slavery. Rogers rightly places race and the struggle for civil rights at the center of his study. He deftly interweaves the issues of race into a deep analysis of other matters such as economics, education, and partisanship. The reader finds inspirational stories of success and achievement as well as the bitter fruits of disappointment and failure as African Americans experienced the realities of freedom and political power in the postwar period. While race is the central focus, the plot is the story of the Republican party in Alabama. A coalition of white Alabamians, African Americans, and northern transplants, the state's Republican party emerged in large part because of the refusal of Democrats to accept the push for racial equality. Democratic stubbornness led those whites who wanted to move forward on other issues (such as railroads and economic development) to join the freedmen and radicals who also sought civil rights and equality. Thus, the Republican organization was tenuous and subject to division from the outset. Meanwhile, Democratic resistance to Reconstruction only solidified and grew more powerful. Rogers does well showing the players involved, whatever side they were on.

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TL;DR: Bielakowski and Wynn as discussed by the authors published a book "Proud Warriors: African American Combat Units in World War II" (Proudwarrior. xiv, 335 pp.
Abstract: Journal Article Proud Warriors: African American Combat Units in World War II Get access Proud Warriors: African American Combat Units in World War II. By Alexander M Bielakowski. (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2021. xiv, 335 pp. $29.95.) Neil A Wynn Neil A Wynn University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 168–169, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad139 Published: 01 June 2023

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TL;DR: In this article , Ted K. Deutsch and his co-star Sharlto Copley, Matt Flanders, and Tony Stone have narrated Heathen Films, Ten by Twelve Productions and Verisimilitude Films, in association with Hideout Pictures and In Your Face Entertainment.
Abstract: Journal Article Ted K. Get access Ted K. Dir. by Tony Stone. Prod. by Sharlto Copley, Matt Flanders, and Tony Stone. Heathen Films, Ten by Twelve Productions and Verisimilitude Films, in association with Hideout Pictures and In Your Face Entertainment. Distributed by Super Ltd, 2021. 120 mins. (https://superltd.com/films/ted-k) James I Deutsch James I Deutsch Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 185–186, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad097 Published: 01 June 2023

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TL;DR: In Search of Liberty sheds new light on Black freedom struggles during the nineteenth century, locating them within an international context that testifies to the resilience of those African Americans who forged new identities for themselves far beyond the shores of the United States, whether in Africa, the Caribbean or Europe as mentioned in this paper .
Abstract: In Search of Liberty sheds new light on Black freedom struggles during the nineteenth century, locating them within an international context that testifies to the resilience of those African Americans who forged new identities for themselves far beyond the shores of the United States, whether in Africa, the Caribbean, or Europe. The eleven essays in this collection are divided into four geographical sections. The first of these, North America, opens with Franco Paz and Harvey Amani Whitfield's essay on early Black migration to Nova Scotia, viewed through the harrowing case of Elizabeth Watson, an enslaved African American woman whose search for liberty resulted, perversely, in her reenslavement. Mekala Audain tackles another neglected frontier of liberty in her illuminating essay on Black migration from Louisiana to Spanish Texas during the early nineteenth century, while Thomas Mareite explores in telling detail the risk-laden experiences of Black refugees from slavery in early independent Mexico (1821–1836).

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TL;DR: Hoy as mentioned in this paper examined border making in five regions, the Atlantic Northeast, the St. Lawrence River valley, the Great Lakes area, the plains and prairies region, and the Pacific Northwest, focusing most on the last three areas.
Abstract: In this thorough analysis, Benjamin Hoy joins a small but growing number of historians who have accepted the challenge of writing comparative studies of U.S. and Canadian issues. He has expanded the difficulty such efforts encounter by adding a third component: the Indigenous people in each country. In doing so he strides boldly into the intimidating linguistic swamp scholars must traverse when they study Indigenous topics. Questions such as what terms should be used for group names, whether bands, tribes, nations, or another term, must be addressed. Hoy explains his choices carefully. His central theme is that the creation of the Canada-U.S. border was difficult, messy, and mostly unplanned. Unlike international boundaries drawn after wars, or other territorial cessions, this line grew in fits and starts from the 1783 Treaty of Paris granting the United States independence to the 1846 Oregon treaty extending the line west along the 49th parallel. The analysis examines border making in five regions, the Atlantic Northeast, the St. Lawrence River valley, the Great Lakes area, the plains and prairies region, and the Pacific Northwest—giving most attention to the last three areas. Throughout the discussion, Hoy shows that while each nation wanted a strong border, neither had the money or the determination to create one effectively.



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TL;DR: Dauber and Hirsch as discussed by the authors published American Comics: A History, a collection of comic books from the early 1970s to the early 1990s, with a focus on comic book artists.
Abstract: Journal Article American Comics: A History Get access American Comics: A History. By Jeremy Dauber. (New York: W. W. Norton, 2021. xxii, 570 pp. Cloth, $35.00. Paper, $22.50.) Paul S Hirsch Paul S Hirsch University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Page 164, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad114 Published: 01 June 2023


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TL;DR: In this article , the authors present Winter in America: A Cultural History of Neoliberalism, from the Sixties to the Reagan Revolution, by Daniel Robert McClure and Jennifer Delton.
Abstract: Journal Article Winter in America: A Cultural History of Neoliberalism, from the Sixties to the Reagan Revolution Get access Winter in America: A Cultural History of Neoliberalism, from the Sixties to the Reagan Revolution. By Daniel Robert McClure. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2021. xvi, 448 pp. Cloth, $95.00. Paper, $34.95.) Jennifer Delton Jennifer Delton Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 180–181, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad158 Published: 01 June 2023

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TL;DR: Close the Golden Door: Asian Migration and the Hidden History of Exclusion at Ellis Island by Anna Pegler-Gordon as discussed by the authors is a seminal work in the field of Asian American history.
Abstract: Journal Article Closing the Golden Door: Asian Migration and the Hidden History of Exclusion at Ellis Island Get access Closing the Golden Door: Asian Migration and the Hidden History of Exclusion at Ellis Island. By Anna Pegler-Gordon. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2021. xvi, 328 pp. Cloth, $95.00. Paper, $29.95.) Krystyn R Moon Krystyn R Moon University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, Virginia Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 158–159, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad176 Published: 01 June 2023

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TL;DR: The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke as mentioned in this paper , by Jeffrey C Stewart and Lawrence Jackson, 2019, New York: Oxford University Press, 2020, p. xii, 932 pp.
Abstract: Journal Article The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke Get access The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke. By Jeffrey C Stewart. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. xii, 932 pp. Cloth, $39.95. Paper, $27.95.) Lawrence Jackson Lawrence Jackson Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 119–121, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad118 Published: 01 June 2023


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TL;DR: In this paper , SenGupta and Loiacono described how welfare worked in the early United States: Five Microhistories, a collection of five microhistories from the early 20th century.
Abstract: Journal Article How Welfare Worked in the Early United States: Five Microhistories Get access How Welfare Worked in the Early United States: Five Microhistories. By Gabriel J Loiacono. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021. viii, 237 pp. Paper, $35.00.) Gunja SenGupta Gunja SenGupta Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York, New York City, New York Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar Journal of American History, Volume 110, Issue 1, June 2023, Pages 132–133, https://doi.org/10.1093/jahist/jaad150 Published: 01 June 2023