Books and Reviews

Book Review: Coles on Merchant, *South Carolina Fire Eater*

Holt Merchant. South Carolina Fire-Eater: The Life of Laurence Massillon Keitt. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. 263. $39.95. By David Coles, Longwood University While the traditional view is that few southern “fire-eaters” subsequently played significant military roles… Continue Reading Book Review: Coles on Merchant, *South Carolina Fire Eater*

Book Review: Reed on Harlow, *Religion, Race, and the Making of Confederate Kentucky*

Luke E. Harlow, Religion, Race, and the Making of Confederate Kentucky, 1830-1880. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. Pp. 242. $90.00.  Review by Monica C. Reed, LSU  As one of the few slave states that remained loyal to the Union… Continue Reading Book Review: Reed on Harlow, *Religion, Race, and the Making of Confederate Kentucky*