Contributes a great deal to further understanding the complexities of the meaning of citizenship in such a complicated society. -- North Carolina Historical Review

 A diverse and stimulating collection of essays that suggests how much the nineteenth-century South can teach us about one of the defining concepts of modern history. -- Journal of American History

 The editors of Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South have chosen provocative essays that expand the study of an important topic. They raise interesting questions, point to new avenues of inquiry, and challenge scholars to think about the South’s relationship to the nation and the world. -- Journal of Southern History

 Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South is a thought-provoking foray into the subject. Scholars of U.S. citizenship and of the nineteenth-century South will find the book a useful addition to the field, especially in its framing of citizenship as not merely a matter of legal enactments or electoral politics, but also as a process of social and cultural negotiations and exclusions. -- H-Net Reviews

 Provides an expansive conceptual framework of citizenship that combines historical and cultural perspectives to address the economic, political, and cultural dynamics of race and belonging in the nineteenth-century South. -- Reviews in American History