R EVIEWS E D I T E D B Y D AV I D WA L D S T R E I C H E R A N D J O N AT H A N D A N I E L W E L L S Racially Writing the Republic: Racists, Race Rebels, and Transformations of American Identity. Edited by Bruce Baum and Duchess Harris. (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009. Pp. x, 330. Cloth, $84.95; Paper, $23.95.) A Faithful Account of the Race: African American Historical Writing in Nineteenth-Century America. By Stephen G. Hall. (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. Pp. xv, 334. Cloth, $65.00; Paper, $22.95.) Reviewed by Robert S. Levine The two books under review share an interest in the crucial role of race in American history. Baum and Harris's edited collection traces racial conflict and ideologies from the early national period to the election of Obama; Hall provides an account of nineteenth-century African American historians' efforts to make sense of these conflicts and ideologies from ancient times to their present moment. Both books offer important insights on race and American history, though Baum and Harris's volume would have profited from
Journal of the Early Republic – University of Pennsylvania Press
Published: Aug 11, 2011
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