JOURNAL OF THE EARLY REPUBLIC (Winter 2013) practices'' (199). Apparently, history repeats itself. The introduction and epilogue prove problematic in this presentation of medical history and, as such, the book's use in the classroom must be done judiciously. All in all, Breslaw's inclusion of shaman (Native American), slave, and African practices, plus glimpses of ethnic borrowings, provide a comprehensive history of healthcare in early America and has much to offer scholars untutored in medical history. Ca ther ine L. T homp son is assistant professor in residence of history at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr: Law, Politics, and the Character Wars of the New Nation. By R. Kent Newmyer. (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. 226. Paper, $28.99.) Reviewed by James E. Lewis, Jr. The latest contribution to the recent outpouring of scholarly and popular books about Aaron Burr, the Burr Conspiracy, and the Burr trials, R. Kent Newmyer's The Treason Trial of Aaron Burr grounds the celebrated trial squarely in the field of legal history. The Burr trial is valuable, in Newmyer's view, because it ``affords historians a unique glimpse of judicial lawmaking in the young republic,'' not because it
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