Acquisitions, 11/28

I have a huge stack of books that have yet to be cracked open, including the titles listed below, but I put them all on hold to read Isabel Wilkerson’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration (Random House, 2010).  It’s beautifully written and I can’t put it down.

William C. Davis and James I. Robertson, eds., Virginia at War, 1865 (University Press of Kentucky, 2011).

Eugene Genovese and Elizabeth Fox Genovese, Fatal Self-Deception: Slaveholding Paternalism in the Old South (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, Forging Freedom: Black Women and the Pursuit of Liberty in Antebellum Charleston (University of North Carolina Press, 2011).

Richard Newman and James Mueller, eds., Antislavery and Abolition in Philadelphia: Emancipation and the Long Struggle for Racial Justice in the City of Brotherly Love (University of North Carolina Press, 2011).

William Kauffman Scarborough, The Allstons of Chicora Wood: Wealth, Honor, and Gentility in the South Carolina Lowcountry (Louisiana State University Press, 2011).

Jonathan Daniel Wells and Jennifer R. Green, eds., The Southern Middle Class in the Long Nineteenth Century (Louisiana State University Press, 2011).

4 comments… add one
  • Corey Meyer Nov 29, 2011 @ 13:26


    Are these books ones that you have purchased or been sent to you for review…or a combination?

    • Kevin Levin Nov 29, 2011 @ 14:00

      mainly complimentary copies.

  • Andy Hall Nov 28, 2011 @ 14:45

    There’s a video of Michele Norris’ and Isabel Wilkerson’s talk at the Texas Book Festival last year up on C-SPAN. It’s a long video, but Wilkerson tells some great stories about the particular challenges of her research.

    • Kevin Levin Nov 28, 2011 @ 14:50

      Thanks, Andy. I was pleased to see that she teaches at Boston University. Perhaps I will have a chance to catch her in person.

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