I haven’t updated my list of new books in quite some time. Unfortunately, I haven’t had much time to read, but I highly recommend books by McCurry, Miller, and Noe. Happy reading.
Daniel Crofts, A Secession Crisis Enigma: William Henry Hurlbert and “The Diary of a Public Man” (LSU Press, 2010).
Stanley Harrold, Border War: Fighting Over Slavery Before the Civil War (UNC Press, 2010).
Graham R.G. Hodges, David Ruggles: A Black Abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City (UNC Press, 2010).
Michael Kammen, Digging Up the Dead: A History of Notable American Reburials (University of Chicago Press, 2010).
Stephanie McCurry, Confederate Reckoning: Power and Politics in the Civil War South (Harvard University Press, 2010).
Brian Craig Miller, John Bell Hood and the Fight for Civil War Memory (University of Tennessee Press, 2010).
Kenneth W. Noe, Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army After 1861 (UNC Press, 2010).
Michael O’Brien, Intellectual Life and the American South, 1810-1860 (UNC Press, 2010).
Donald Stoker, The Grand Design: Strategy and the U.S. Civil War (Oxford University Press, 2010).
Cynthia Watchell, War No More: The Anti-War Impulse in American Literature, 1861-1914 (LSU Press, 2010).