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Africa and the Middle East

Social History and African Environments. Edited by William Beinart and JoAnn McGregor. (Oxford: James Currey, 2003. Pp. xii, 275. $49.95.) Wilfrid Laurier University Reviewed by Jeff D. Grischow

Guests of God: Pilgrimage and Politics in the Islamic World. By Robert R. Bianchi. (New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. xvi, 358. $35.00.) Boston College and Brandeis University Reviewed by Natana J. DeLong-Bas

Yaa Asantewaa and the Asante-British War of 1900–01. By A. Adu Boahen. (Accra, Ghana: Sub-Saharan Publishers and Oxford, U.K.: James Currey Publishers, 2003. Pp. vii, 182. $24.95.) Purdue University Reviewed by Raymond E. Dumett

Slavery and Reform in West Africa: Toward Emancipation in Nineteenth-Century Senegal and the Gold Coast. By Trevor R. Getz. (Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 2004. Pp. xix, 257. $26.95.) University of California Reviewed by Ray A. Kea

The Ottoman Empire, 1300–1650: The Structure of Power. By Colin Imber. (New York, N.Y.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. Pp. xiv, 405. $27.95.) Benedictine University Reviewed by Christine Isom-Verhaaren

How Societies Are Born: Governance in West Central Africa before 1600. By Jan Vansina. (Charlottesville, Va.: University of Virginia Press, 2004. Pp. xiv, 325. $50.00.) Mount Holyoke College Reviewed by Eugenia W. Herbert

The Americas

Old Dominion Industrial Commonwealth: Coal, Politics, and Economy in Antebellum America. By Sean Patrick Adams. (Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. Pp. xiv, 305. $45.00.) Wichita State University Reviewed by Willard Carl Klunder

Generations of Captivity: A History of African-American Slaves. By Ira Berlin. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2003. Pp. 374. $29.95.) Arizona State University Reviewed by Matthew C. Whitaker

The Road to Valley Forge: How Washington Built the Army that Won the Revolution. By John Buchanan. (Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2004. Pp. xvi, 368. $30.00.) The Ohio State University—Newark Reviewed by Mark V. Kwasny

America On the Brink: How the Political Struggle Over the War of 1812 Almost Destroyed the Young Republic. By Richard Buel Jr. (New York, N.Y.: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. Pp. 302. $29.95.) Keene State College Reviewed by Matthew H. Crocker

Popular Piety and Political Identity in Mexico's Cristero Rebellion: Michoacán, 1927–29. By Matthew Butler. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. xx, 251. $74.00.) Colby College Reviewed by Ben Fallaw

Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women & Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South. By Stephanie M. H. Camp. (Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. Pp. 173. $18.95.) University of Akron Reviewed by Richard L. Aynes

The Renewed, the Destroyed, and the Remade: The Three Thought Worlds of the Iroquois and the Huron, 1609–1650. By Roger M. Carpenter. (East Lansing, Mich.: Michigan State University Press, 2004. Pp. xxii, 179. $27.95.) California State University, Chico Reviewed by Lisa E. Emmerich

The Constitution in Congress: Democrats and Whigs, 1829–1861. By David P. Currie. (Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2005. Pp. xxii, 346. $39.00.) Cornell College Reviewed by M. Philip Lucas

Never Come to Peace Again: Pontiac's Uprising and the Fate of the British Empire in North America. By David Dixon. (Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 2005. Pp. xvii, 353. $34.95.) Marietta College Reviewed by James H. O'Donnell III

Struggle for the Heartland: The Campaigns from Fort Henry to Corinth. By Stephen D. Engle. (Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 2001. Pp. xxi, 251. $16.95.) Cornell College Reviewed by M. Philip Lucas

I Am a Man!: Race, Manhood, and the Civil Rights Movement. By Steve Estes. (Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 2005. Pp. x, 239. $19.95.) University of Oregon Reviewed by Martin Summers

Liberty and Freedom: A Visual History of America's Founding Ideas. By David Hackett Fischer. (New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2005. Pp. 851. $50.00.) New York University Reviewed by Roy C. Smith

Bound for Freedom: Black Los Angeles in Jim Crow America. By Douglas Flamming. (Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 2005. Pp. xviii, 467. $29.95.) University of LaVerne Reviewed by Stephen R. Sayles

Satchel Paige's America. By William Price Fox. (Tuscaloosa, Ala.: University of Alabama Press, 2005. Pp. 142. $16.95.) Missouri State University Reviewed by James N. Giglio

FDR and the Soviet Union: The President's Battles over Foreign Policy. By Mary E. Glantz. (Lawrence, Kans.: University Press of Kansas, 2005. Pp. viii, 253. $34.95.) Rutgers University Reviewed by David S. Foglesong

Inventing Los Alamos: The Growth of an Atomic Community. By Jon Hunner. (Norman, Okla.: University of Oklahoma Press, 2004. Pp. 288. $29.95.) Eastern Michigan University Reviewed by Russell B. Olwell

Griswold v. Connecticut: Birth Control and the Constitutional Right of Privacy. By John W. Johnson. (Lawrence, Kans.: University Press of Kansas, 2005. Pp. xiii, 266. $15.95.) University at Albany, State University of New York Reviewed by Richard F. Hamm

The American Musical and the Formation of National Identity. By Raymond Knapp. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2005. Pp. xv, 361. $35.00.) Indiana University East Reviewed by Alisa Clapp-Itnyre

The Chinatown Trunk Mystery: Murder, Miscegenation, and Other Dangerous Encounters in Turn-of-the-Century New York City. By Mary Ting Yi Lui. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2005. Pp. xxvi, 298. $29.95.) Arizona State University Reviewed by Karen J. Leong

The Alabama, British Neutrality, and the American Civil War. By Frank J. Merli. (Bloomington, Ind.: University of Indiana Press, 2005. Pp. xx, 248. $29.95.) Fort Collins, Colorado Reviewed by Eugene H. Berwanger

Honoring the Civil War Dead: Commemoration and the Problem of Reconciliation. By John R. Neff. (Lawrence, Kans.: University of Kansas Press, 2005. Pp. xiv, 328. $34.95.) Wright State University Reviewed by Edward F. Haas

The American South in a Global World. Edited by James L. Peacock, Harry L. Watson, and Carrie R. Matthews. (Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 2005. Pp. vii, 299. $24.95.) Oakland University Reviewed by Daniel Clark

California Rising: The Life and Times of Pat Brown. By Ethan Rarick. (Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 2005. Pp. 501. $29.95.) California State University, Los Angeles Reviewed by Mark Wild

Belle Starr: “The Bandit Queen”. By Burton Rascoe. (Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 2004. Pp. xxii, 340. $15.00.) University of Florida Reviewed by John D. Seelye

Choice and Coercion: Birth Control, Sterilization, and Abortion in Public Health and Welfare. By Johanna Schoen. (Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 2005. Pp. xi, 331. $19.95.) University of Alberta Reviewed by Susan L. Smith

Long March Ahead: African American Churches and Public Policy in Post–Civil Rights America, Volume II, The Public Influences of African American Churches. Edited by R. Drew Smith. (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2004. Pp. x, 239. $29.95.) University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Reviewed by Paul Harvey

Citizenship and Democratic Doubt: The Legacy of Progressive Thought. By Bob Pepperman Taylor. (Lawrence, Kans.: University Press of Kansas, 2005. Pp. xi, 196. $25.95.) Youngstown State University Reviewed by William D. Jenkins

Stephen Decatur: A Life Most Bold and Daring. By Spencer Tucker. (Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2005. Pp. xx, 245. $32.95.) University of South Dakota Reviewed by Kurt Hackemer

Juan Soldado: Rapist, Murderer, Martyr, Saint. By Paul J. Vanderwood. (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 2004. Pp. xvi, 332. $22.95.) Bowling Green State University Reviewed by Robert M. Buffington

Iron Tears: America's Battle for Freedom, Britain's Quagmire, 1775–1783. By Stanley Weintraub. (New York, N.Y.: Free Press, 2005. Pp. xviii, 375. $28.50.) Muhlenberg College Reviewed by Judith A. Ridner

Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations. By Charles Wilkinson. (New York, N.Y.: W. W. Norton, 2004. Pp. xvi, 527. $26.95.) University of Oklahoma Reviewed by Clara Sue Kidwell

The Freedom of the Streets: Work, Citizenship, and Sexuality in a Gilded Age City. By Sharon E. Wood. (Chapel Hill, N.C.: University of North Carolina Press, 2005. Pp. xi, 321. $22.50.) Miami University Reviewed by Mary E. Frederickson

Asia and the Pacific

Courtly Culture and Political Life in Early Medieval India. By Daud Ali. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Pp. xx, 297. $75.00.) University of West Georgia Reviewed by David L. White

Narcotic Culture: A History of Drugs in China. By Frank Dikotter, Lars Laamann, and Zhou Xun. (Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2004. Pp. 319. $35.00.) University of Nevada, Las Vegas Reviewed by William Jankowiak

Japan's Colonization of Korea: Discourse and Power. By Alexis Dudden. (Honolulu, Hawaii: University of Hawaii Press, 2004. Pp. x, 215. $45.00.) Georgetown University Reviewed by Bonnie B. C. Oh

The Search for Peace in Vietnam, 1964–1968. Edited by Lloyd C. Gardner and Ted Gittinger. (College Station, Tex.: Texas A&M University Press, 2004. Pp. vi, 408. $40.00.) Ohio State University Reviewed by Robert J. McMahon

Indonesia: Peoples and Histories. By Jean Gelman Taylor. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2003. Pp. xxii, 420. $20.00.) Australian National University and Monash University Reviewed by M. C. Ricklefs

Disgraceful Matters: The Politics of Chastity in Eighteenth-Century China. By Janet M. Theiss. (Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 2004. Pp. xv, 281. $49.95.) New Mexico State University Reviewed by Kenneth J. Hammond

Languages of Belonging: Islam, Regional Identity, and the Making of Kashmir. By Chitralekha Zutshi. (New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. xvi, 359. $35.00.) University of Manitoba Reviewed by Reza Pirbhai

Europe

Charlemagne: Father of a Continent. By Alessandro Barbero. (Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, 2004. Pp. 426. $29.95.) Pace University Reviewed by Mary Alberi

Hitler's Admirals. By G. H. Bennett and R. Bennett. (Annapolis, Md.: Naval Institute Press, 2004. Pp. viii, 248. $32.95.) Gonzaga University Reviewed by Roderick Stackelberg

Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy. By Sarah Bradford. (New York, N.Y.: Viking, 2004. Pp. xxiv, 421. $27.95.) University of Toronto Reviewed by Nicholas Terpstra

The Books of Henry VIII and His Wives. By James P. Carley. (London: The British Library, 2004. Pp. 161. $39.95.) John Tyler Community College Reviewed by David M. Head

Women of Byzantium. By Carolyn L. Connor. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2004. Pp. xvii, 396. $45.00.) Saint Louis University Reviewed by Warren Treadgold

The History of the Merchant Taylors' Company. By Matthew Davies and Ann Saunders. (Leeds, England: Maney, 2004. Pp. xiv, 316. $80.00.) University of the West Indies, Mona Reviewed by James Robertson

Light for the City: Calvin's Preaching, Source of Life and Liberty. By Lester De Koster. (Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004. Pp. xx, 139. $20.00.) Middle Tennessee State University Reviewed by F. E. Beemon

Crime and Punishment in the Royal Navy of the Seven Years' War, 1755–1763. By Markus Eder. (Aldershot, Vt.: Ashgate Publishing, 2004. Pp. viii, 200. $89.95.) California State University, Fullerton Reviewed by Ernest W. Toy

Science and Polity in France: The Revolutionary and Napoleonic Years. By Charles Coulston Gillispie. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2004. Pp. 751. $80.00.) University of Kentucky Reviewed by Jeremy D. Popkin

Queenship and Sanctity: The Lives of Mathilda and the Epitaph of Adelheid. By Odilo Epitaphium. Translated with an introduction and notes by Sean Gilsdorf. (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2004. Pp. xviii, 222. $24.95.) University of Missouri, St. Louis Reviewed by Steven Rowan

Mussolini's Intellectuals: Fascist Social and Political Thought. By A. James Gregor. (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2005. Pp. xi, 282. $35.00.) University of Western Australia Reviewed by R. J. B. Bosworth

Death in the Tiergarten: Murder and Criminal Justice in the Kaiser's Berlin. By Benjamin Carter Hett. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004. Pp. ix, 291. $35.00.) University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Reviewed by Ronald J. Ross

Down and Out in Eighteenth-Century London. By Tim Hitchcock. (London: Hambledon and London, 2004. Pp. xvi, 343. $29.95.) New Mexico State University Reviewed by Jamie L. Bronstein

Religions of the Ancient World: A Guide. Edited by Sarah Iles Johnston. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004. Pp. xvii, 667. $49.95.) Rutgers University Reviewed by Antonia Tripolitis

The New Cambridge Medieval History, Volume IV, c. 1024–c.1198. Part II. Edited by David Luscombe and Jonathan Riley-Smith. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Pp. xix, 959. $180.00.) University of Pennsylvania Reviewed by Edward Peters

Germany at the Fin de Siecle: Culture, Politics and Ideas. Edited by Suzanne Marchand and David Lindenfeld. (Baton Rouge, La.: Louisiana State University Press, 2004. Pp. xi, 330. $49.75.) University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Reviewed by Gareth A. Shellman

The Culture of Profession in Late Renaissance Italy. By George W. McClure. (Toronto, Ont.: University of Toronto Press, 2004. Pp. xv, 373. $65.00.) Albright College Reviewed by Barbara M. Fahy

Army & Empire: British Soldiers on the American Frontier, 1758–1775. By Michael N. McConnell. (Lincoln, Neb.: University of Nebraska Press, 2004. Pp. ix, 211. $49.95.) Penn State University–The Behrend College Reviewed by Richard Aquila

Four Cultures of the West. By John W. O'Malley. (Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press, 2004. Pp. 261. $24.95.) Agnes Scott College Reviewed by Michael R. Lynn

Athenian Democracy. Edited by P. J. Rhodes. (New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2004. Pp. xviii, 358. $19.95.) Colorado College Reviewed by Owen Cramer

The Heavenly Writing: Divination, Horoscopy, and Astronomy in Mesopotamian Culture. By Francesca Rochberg. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Pp. xxvi, 331. $70.00.) Miami University Reviewed by Edwin M. Yamauchi

Demon Possession in Elizabethan England. By Kathleen R. Sands. (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2004. Pp. 225. $44.95.) The Louis Berger Group, Inc. Reviewed by John Bedell

Napoleon and the British. By Stuart Semmel. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2004. Pp. xiii, 354. $40.00.) University of South Carolina Reviewed by Owen Connelly

France in Crisis: Welfare, Inequality and Globalization since 1980. By Timothy B. Smith. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Pp. xi, 296. $23.99.) North Carolina State University Reviewed by K. Steven Vincent

The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide, and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV. By Anne Somerset. (New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, 2004. Pp. xxii, 377. $27.95.) Glasgow University Reviewed by Jonathan Spangler

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Courtly Love, and the Troubadours. By ffiona Swabey. (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 2004. Pp. 167. $45.00.) Southern Methodist University Reviewed by Bonnie Wheeler

General, Comparative, Historiographical

The Politics of World Federation: United Nations, UN Reform, Atomic Control. By Joseph Preston Baratta. (Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2004. Pp. xii, 298. $150.00.) University of Ulster Reviewed by Stephen Ryan

Britain and America Go to War: The Impact of War and Warfare in Anglo-America, 1754–1815. Edited by Julie Flavell and Stephen Conway. (Gainesville, Fla.: University of Florida Press, 2004. Pp. x, 284. $65.00.) Loyola University, Chicago Reviewed by Sheldon S. Cohen

After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20,000–5000 BC. By Steven Mithen. (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004. Pp. xiii, 622. $29.95.) Miami University Reviewed by David M. Fahey

Apologies to Thucydides: Understanding History as Culture and Vice Versa. By Marshall Sahlins. (Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press, 2004. Pp. xii, 334. $30.00.) Rutgers University Reviewed by Thomas Figueira

Between God & Man. Six Sermons on the Priestly Office. By Pope Innocent III. With an introduction by Corinne J. Vause. Translated by Frank C. Gardiner. (Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press of America, 2004. Pp. xxx, 131. $19.50.) Colorado State University Reviewed by Harry Rosenberg