The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 84, July 1980 - April, 1981

Book Reviews

relations with her parents, sister, husband, and children affected her
life and work. To enable readers to understand better the importance
of Ames's role as a feminist and civil rights leader, Professor Hall has
made important contributions to a number of subjects, including the
women's suffrage movement, the struggle of black women for equality
in the YWCA and the relation of that struggle to the origins of the
civil rights movement, the importance of views on sexuality in defining
the roles of women and race relations in the South, and the best analy-
sis ever written of lynchings in southern history.
In preparing Revolt Against Chivalry the author read widely in a
variety of sources. What is more, she made excellent use of those
sources, for she thought long and hard and critically about what she
learned. While displaying compassion and understanding for Ames,
Professor Hall maintained a critical attitude that enabled her to
demonstrate the limits of the liberalism that characterized the work of
Ames, and the ASWPL. Written with clarity and vigor, this is a first-
class study of a number of important phases of southern life in the
twentieth century.
University of Georgia WILLIAM F. HOLMES
Chariots for Apollo: A History of Lunar Spacecraft. By Courtney G.
Brooks, James M. Grimwood, and Loyd S. Swenson, Jr. (Wash-
ington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979. Pp. 538.
Illustrations, appendices, bibliography, index. Paperback, $9.)
The Partnership: A History of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. By Ed-
ward Clinton Ezell and Linda Neuman Ezell. (Washington, D.C.:
U.S. Government Printing Office, 1978. Pp. 560. Illustrations,
bibliography, note of photography, appendices, index. Paperback,
These two hefty volumes attest to the flourishing character of the
National Aeronautics and Space Administration's historical program,
an effort under way almost since the establishment of NASA in the fall
of 1958. Both based at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, the
two studies represent the labors of a team of two contract historians
(Ezell and Ezell) and another team of two contractors and the longtime
official historian at the JSC (respectively, Brooks and Swenson, and
Grimwood). Research for both volumes was done mainly in the vast
archives Grimwood and his staff have assembled at the JSC and in hun-
dreds of personal interviews with NASA, military, and industrial par-
ticipants in the United States' manned space projects. Both studies,


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