Chapter Titles

First, a big shout out to my new friends at the Olde Colony Civil War Round Table in Dedham.  I had a wonderful time last night.  It was an enthusiastic crowd and they asked some excellent questions.  The meeting was brought to order by the ringing of a bell that was used to signal the end of the war on Boston Common.  Very, very cool.  The Endicott Estate is an ideal place in which to give a talk and I look forward to my return in May to talk about the battle of the Crater.

Speaking of the Crater, I finished reviewing the publisher’s copy edits and finalized the chapter titles, which are as follows:

  • Chapter 1 – The Battle: “Until Every Negro Has Been Slaughtered”
  • Chapter 2 – The Lost Cause: Maintaining the Antebellum Hierarchy
  • Chapter 3 – Virginia’s Reconstruction: William Mahone, “The Hero of the Crater”
  • Chapter 4 – Reinforcing the Status Quo: Reenactment and Jim Crow
  • Chapter 5 – Whites Only: The Ascendency of An Interpretation
  • Chapter 6 – Competing Memories: Civil War and Civil Rights
  • Chapter 7 – Moving Forward: Integrating a Black Counter-Memory

Despite the release date on the book’s Amazon page it looks like the book will be available by June 1.

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9 comments… add one
  • John Maass Jan 25, 2012 @ 4:54

    Was Dobak’s book on the US Colored Troops of any value to you?

    He is speaking today at the National Archives @ his work.


    • Kevin Levin Jan 25, 2012 @ 6:43

      I have not had a chance to read the book.

  • Corey Meyer Jan 20, 2012 @ 18:45

    The chapters sound very interesting…I look forward to reading the book.

  • Pat Young Jan 20, 2012 @ 14:02

    Looks good. By the way, I was reading the Historians Forum in the Civil War History Journal and saw you mentioned very favorably several times.

    • Kevin Levin Jan 20, 2012 @ 14:06

      Thanks, Pat. I assume you are referring to the forum on the sesquicentennial. I really like the way CWH is expanding its format. Good stuff.

  • Roger E Watson Jan 20, 2012 @ 13:34

    “Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,454,947 in Books”

    WOW ! I thought it would be ranked a lot higher than that ! 😉

    So, if we link to Amazon from above, you get an extra penny or two plus the usual cut ! I think that’s a paramount idea. Plus since you’re up here in the Northeast it shouldn’t be too hard to get it autographed. I’m heading to Amazon NOW !!

    • Kevin Levin Jan 20, 2012 @ 13:38

      Every little bit helps, Roger. I think it’s safe to say that I will not be retiring based on book sales. The ranking is meaningless given that it won’t be published until June. I do appreciate the support. Head on over and reserve your copy NOW!

  • Andy Hall Jan 20, 2012 @ 10:09

    There you go again, Kevin, “evilizing” the South. 😉

    • Kevin Levin Jan 20, 2012 @ 10:28

      I can’t help it. It’s in my blood. 🙂

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