The Best American History Essays 2007

The Best American History Essays 2007


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This second annual volume from the Organization of American Historians, containing the best American history articles published between the summers of 2005 and 2006, provides a quick and comprehensiveoverview ofthe topwork and the current intellectual trendsin the field of American history. With contributions froma diverse group of historians, thiscollection appealsboth to scholars and to lovers of history alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403976604
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 02/15/2007
Series: Best American History Essays
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

Jacqueline Jones is Harry S. Truman Professor of American History, Brandeis University.

Table of Contents

Introduction--Jacqueline Jones * From Captives to Slaves: Commodifying Indian Women in the Borderlands--Juliana Barr * "Meddling with Emancipation:" Baptists, Authority, and the Rift over Slavery in the Upper South--Monica Najar
• The Afterlives of Lewis and Clark--Stephen Aron * Revisiting Nashoba: Slavery, Utopia, and Frances Wright in America, 1818-1826--Gail Bederman * Outlawing "Coolies:" Race, Nation, and Empire in the Age of Emancipation--Moon Ho-Jung
• "The Dread Void of Uncertainty:" Naming the Dead in the American Civil War--Drew Gilpin Faust * Diplomatic Wives: The Politics of Domesticity and the "Social Game" in the U.S. Foreign Service, 1905-1941--Molly M. Wood
• The Flying Machine in the Garden, Parks and Airports, 1918-1938--Janet R. Daly Bednarek * Miscegenation and Competing Definitions of Race in Twentieth-Century Louisiana--Michelle Brattain
• The Long Civil Rights Movement and the Political Uses of the Past--Jacquelyn Dowd Hall

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