PositiveLibrary Journal...a hard, clear look at the ways Natives were dispossessed of their land in the decade after the passage of the 1830 Indian Removal Act ... This valuable addition to the scholarship of Native American dispossession and extermination should be read by scholars and general readers alike.
Mary Beth Norton
PositiveLibrary JournalNorton’s cogent discussion of the details of the \'long year\' will appeal to colonial and revolutionary period scholars and enthusiasts. Her inclusion of suppressed female and loyalist voices should be applauded.
RaveLibrary JournalSankovitch highlights the significant impact of Braintree daughters and wives Abigail Smith Adams and Dorothy (Quincy) Hancock, among others, who shared their husbands’ beliefs, influenced their work, and endured their trials; she includes the challenges of loyalists Samuel Quincy and Jonathan Sewell (husband of Esther Quincy and close friend to John Adams) ... Sankovitch has woven a compelling, potent chronicle of members of three principal American families that will be valued by readers of American history at all levels.
PositiveLibrary JournalFor Whittock, the stories of these complex, interconnected lives, their successes and shortcomings, for better or worse, have imparted fundamental and enduring influence on American culture and identity ... This accessible book, among several that have demythologized Mayflower history, will appeal to readers at all levels.
Robert L. O'Connell
PositiveLibrary JournalNeither a thorough biography nor a mere recap of the Revolutionary War, this work is a history of the events and experiences that shaped George Washington\'s ambitions, ideologies, and character, and fueled his revolutionary zeal ... O\'Connell debunks myths and explains motives, shortcomings, and misperceptions in this historical saga that will engage both general and academic readers.
RaveLibrary JournalBy recounting the known details of Mary\'s life from the few remaining family letters and legal documents, Saxon skillfully fills in the gaps, relating Mary\'s story in the context of legal, economic, and social realities of 18th-century Virginia planter society ... All readers will value this vivid account that corrects Mary\'s record and reveals the dilemmas and distorted sensibility of Virginian slave-holding white women, along with the devastation caused by the Revolutionary War
PositiveLibrary JournalCassidy...briefly traces the early careers of women\'s right activist Alice Paul and former U.S. president Woodrow Wilson before centering her narrative on Paul\'s aggressive 1913–20 suffragist strategy that, she implies, defined the evolution of Wilson\'s views ... General readers will appreciate this treatment of the efforts of Paul, a heroine of the women\'s rights movement.
PositiveLibrary JournalSome of the material here was published previously in journal articles and book chapters, but Reich reworks the information to appeal to nonscholars, hoping they will put more thought into theories of philanthropy ... Recommended for philanthropists, nonprofit leaders, policymakers, and anyone interested in political science, economics, and philosophy.