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Wendell Phillips: Social Justice and the Power of the Past ed. by A. J. Aiseirithe and Donald Yacovone (review)

Wendell Phillips: Social Justice and the Power of the Past ed. by A. J. Aiseirithe and Donald... 186 � JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Spring 2019) residents. The author makes a strong case that the federal government’s management of early Utah should be viewed as intrinsic to the larger history of federal attempts to “establish national sovereignty, republic government, control over Indian affairs, and infrastructural development in the West” (292). The author’s gender analysis of the polygamy debate, and particularly events on the ground in Utah, is also worthy of note, although gender scholars might wish that he had pushed his analysis further and inte- grated more sources by women. Perhaps the greatest contribution of this study is to integrate the experiences of a religious minority seemingly isolated in both space and culture into mainstream narratives of Ameri- can political history. Both political history and religious history are the richer for his efforts. Amy S. Greenberg is George Winfree Professor of American History and Women’s Studies at Penn State University. She is the author of A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico (New York, 2013) and Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk (New York, 2019). Wendell Phillips: Social Justice and the Power of the Past. Edited by http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of the Early Republic University of Pennsylvania Press

Wendell Phillips: Social Justice and the Power of the Past ed. by A. J. Aiseirithe and Donald Yacovone (review)

Journal of the Early Republic , Volume 39 (1) – Feb 28, 2019

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186 � JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Spring 2019) residents. The author makes a strong case that the federal government’s management of early Utah should be viewed as intrinsic to the larger history of federal attempts to “establish national sovereignty, republic government, control over Indian affairs, and infrastructural development in the West” (292). The author’s gender analysis of the polygamy debate, and particularly events on the ground in Utah, is also worthy of note, although gender scholars might wish that he had pushed his analysis further and inte- grated more sources by women. Perhaps the greatest contribution of this study is to integrate the experiences of a religious minority seemingly isolated in both space and culture into mainstream narratives of Ameri- can political history. Both political history and religious history are the richer for his efforts. Amy S. Greenberg is George Winfree Professor of American History and Women’s Studies at Penn State University. She is the author of A Wicked War: Polk, Clay, Lincoln, and the 1846 U.S. Invasion of Mexico (New York, 2013) and Lady First: The World of First Lady Sarah Polk (New York, 2019). Wendell Phillips: Social Justice and the Power of the Past. Edited by

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Journal of the Early RepublicUniversity of Pennsylvania Press

Published: Feb 28, 2019

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