New to the Civil War Memory Library, 10/23

I am calling for a year-long moratorium on Civil War publishing from my favorite historians.  There is just too much to read. Give us a chance to catch up.

William J. Cooper, We Have the War Upon Us: The Onset of the Civil War, November 1860-April 1861 (Knopf, 2012).

Guy R. Hasegawa, Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs (Southern Illinois University Press, 2012).

Glenna R. Schroeder-Lein, The Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine (M.E. Sharpe, 2012).

Joe Mozingo, The Fiddler on Pantico Run: An African Warrior, His White Descendants, A Search for Family (Free Press, 2012).

Jonathan Sarna,When General Grant Expelled the Jews(Schoken, 2012).

John Stauffer and Zoe Trodd, The Tribunal: Responses to John Brown and the Harpers Ferry Raid (Harvard University Press, 2012).

John F. Witt, Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History (Free Press, 2012).

2 thoughts on “New to the Civil War Memory Library, 10/23

  1. Brad

    From what I’ve read the Cooper book is from the avoidable school and Cooper is supposed to blame Lincoln and his party for the War.

    I saw The Tribunal is our public library this week and looked at it for a bit and looks pretty interesting. Lots of good source material.

    I read the Sarna book. Liked it in spots, particularly the discussion of the infamous order. Later on he discussed the role of Jews in the Grant administration and some of that discussion was Ok but not great.

    Lincoln’s Code was reviewed in the Times a few weeks back, http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/books/lincolns-code-by-john-fabian-witt.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0, and seems to have gotten positive reviews.

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    1. Kevin Levin Post author

      Cooper tips his hat in this direction in the introduction. Looking forward to reading both books.

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