I am reading David Blight’s new book on the Civil War Centennial in which he analyzes the writings of Bruce Catton. While I’ve read chunks of Catton in the past I am embarrassed to admit that I’ve never actually read one of his books from cover to cover. Well, I just started A Stillness at Appomattox and I can’t put it down. He was one hell of a writer.
David W. Blight, American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era (Harvard University Press, 2011).
E. Renee Ingram, In View of the Great Want of Labor: A Legislative History of African American Conscription in the Confederacy (Willow Bend Books, 2002).
Brian D. McKnight, Confederate Outlaw: Champ Ferguson and the Civil War in Appalachia(Louisiana State University Press, 2011).
James Marten, Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Gilded Age America (University of North Carolina Press, 2011).
Timothy S. Sedore, An Illustrated Guide to Virginia’s Confederate Monuments (Southern Illinois University Press, 2011).