“It Looks Like We’re Going To Need To Plow Our Own Fields From Now On”

You can find additional cartoons by this illustrator at birthofanotion.com.  If you haven’t already done so I highly recommend reading Chandra Manning’s What This Cruel War Was Over, which is now in paperback.  In addition, I recently finished reading Joe Glatthaar’s General Lee’s Army.  Both studies analyze the role of slavery and race during the war and particularly the way it shaped Confederates and white Southerners.  Glatthaar’s book is a first-rate synthesis of recent Civil War historiography without getting bogged down in an analysis of those studies.  Check out the interview with Glatthaar at Civil War Book Review.

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  • John Maass May 2, 2008

    How coincidental–I just sent this site to you. I had never seen it before this A.M.

  • Kevin Levin May 2, 2008

    I came across it last night, but I did see your email this morning just as I was about to press the publish button. Thanks again John.

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