My reading has been all over the place of late. The only book that I’ve completed in this list is Thomas’s new study of the railroad. I highly recommend this book and I encourage you to explore the companion digital history website that includes some wonderful primary sources and further analysis. Click the image.
Official National Park Service Handbook, The Civil War Remembered (Eastern National, 2011).
Tom Moore Craig ed., Upcountry South Carolina Goes to War: Letters of the Anderson, Brockman, and Moore Families, 1853-1865 (University of South Carolina Press, 2009).
Williamjames Hull Hoffer, The Caning of Charles Sumner: Honor, Idealism, and the Origins of the Civil War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010).
Richard Reid ed., Practicing Medicine in a Black Regiment: The Civil War Diary of Burt G. Wilder, 55th Massachusetts, (University of Massachusetts Press, 2010).
David S. Reynolds, Mightier than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America (Norton, 2011).
Mark A. Snell, West Virginia and the Civil War: Mountaineers Are Always Free (History Press, 2011).
William G. Thomas, The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America (Yale University Press, 2011).
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