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Select Review Essays

Brian Purnell, "Freedom North Studies, the Long Civil Rights Movement, and Twentieth-Century Liberalism in American Cities," (PDF) The Journal of American History, 42:3, 634-640.

Brian Purnell, "The Civil Rights Era and Southern History," (PDF) Reviews in American History, Volume 42, Number 4, December 2014, pp. 718-729 

Brian Purnell, “Review of The African Burial Ground National Monument,” (PDF) Journal of American History, 97:3 (December 2010)


Brian Purnell, “Review of Glenda Gilmore’s Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950,” North Carolina Historical Review, 87:3 (July 2010)


Brian Purnell, “Review of Joseph Wolfinger, Philadelphia Divided,” The Journal of African American History, 93:4 (Fall 2008)


Brian Purnell, “Review of Steven Lawson’s Civil Rights Crossroads: Nation, Community, and the Black Freedom Struggle,” North Carolina Historical Review (April 2006)


Brian Purnell, “Boundary Crossings: Nigger, White Boy, and Living Race in America,” Souls 4:4 (Fall 2002), 102-108

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