Honorable Mentions for Lincoln Prize

Honorable Mentions for Lincoln Prize

Given all the controversy surrounding the awarding of the Lincoln Prize to Doris Kearns Goodwin I thought it appropriate to acknowledge the three honorable mentions. They include: Carol Bundy for The Nature of Sacrifice, Margaret Creighton for The Colors of Courage, and Richard Miller for Harvard’s Civil War. I’ve read all three books and learned a great deal.

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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