Here is a good rule to follow: Don’t start a new book the day before classes begin. There has been some buzz about the recently-released study by Jason Sokol titled, There Goes My Everything: White Southerners In The Age of Civil Rights, 1945-1975. Sokol teaches at Cornell University and wrote his dissertation under Leon Litwack at UC Berkeley. I am making my way through the introduction and I can’t put it down. Check out the review in the Washington Post by Jonathan Yardley.
New Study of White Southerners: 1945-1975
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"In this stunning and well-researched book, Kevin Levin catches the new waves of the study of memory, black soldiers, and the darker underside of the Civil War as well as anyone has... Levin is both superb scholar and public historian, showing us a piece of the real war that does now get into the books, as well as into site interpretation."
David Blight, Author of Race and Reunion
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