New To the Civil War Memory Library, 03/02

River of Dark DreamsHoward Bahr, The Judas Field: A Novel of the Civil War, (Picador, 2006).

William A. Dobak, Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867, (Center of Military History, 2011).

Christopher Hager, Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing, (Harvard University Press, 2013).

Harold Holzer and Sara Vaugn Gabbard eds., 1863: Lincoln’s Pivotal Year, (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013).

Walther Johnson, River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom, (Harvard University Press, 2012).

Rhonda Kolh, The Prairie Boys Go to War: The Fifth Illinois Cavalry, 1861-1865, (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013).

Margot Minardi, Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts, (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Joshua D. Rothman, Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson, (University of Georgia Press, 2012).

John Stauffer and Benjamin Soskis, The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Biography of the Song That Marches On, (Oxford University Press, 2013).

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5 comments… add one

  • Brad Mar 3, 2013

    Some interesting books here. The ones that appeal to me the most are Johnson’s, and the Hager and Stauffer books.

    • Kevin Levin Mar 3, 2013

      The Johnson book is a bear. I am probably going to wait until the summer to read it. The Stauffer book came as and Advanced Proof and won’t be released until the summer. It looks interesting as well.

      • Brad Mar 4, 2013

        A bear in what way: dense?

        • Kevin Levin Mar 4, 2013

          Dense and long…all good, though. Just need to find the right time to read it.

  • Brad Jun 9, 2013

    Over at the Junto blog, http://earlyamericanists.com/, several of the contributors reviewed River of Dark Dreams this week.

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