New to the Civil War Memory Library, 01/25

Mourning LincolnThe following list includes advanced reader copies, books sent directly from the author or books purchased through my Amazon affiliate account. I am currently reading Martha Hodes’s new book and I can’t recommend it enough. She is a wonderful storyteller.

Megan L. Bever & Scott A. Suarez eds., The Historian behind the History: Conversations with Southern Historians (University of Alabama Press, 2014).

Eric Foner, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad (Norton, 2015).

Donald Frazier, Thunder Across the Swamp: The Fight for the Lower Mississippi, February-May 1863 (State House Press, 2011).

Donald Frazier, Fire in the Cane Field: The Federal Invasion of Louisiana and Texas, January 1861–January 1863 (State House Press, 2009).

Donald Frazier ed., Love and War: The Civil War Letters and Medicinal Book of Augustus V. Ball (State House Press, 2010).

David T. Gleeson ed., The Civil War as Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War (University of South Carolina Press, 2014).

Martha Hodes, Mourning Lincoln  (Yale University Press, 2015).

Jason Sokol, All Eyes are Upon Us: Race and Politics from Boston to Brooklyn (Basic Books, 2014).

Daniel R. Weinfeld ed., After War Times: An African American Childhood in Reconstruction-Era Florida (University of Alabama Press, 2014).

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9 comments… add one
  • Pat Young Jan 25, 2015 @ 4:55

    Halfway through Foner’s new book and enjoying it greatly.

  • Glenn B Jan 25, 2015 @ 9:49

    I am glad to see you got a copy of our interviews. Some are better than others, but I think you’ll find it is an interesting and somewhat unique look into the profession.

    • Kevin Levin Jan 25, 2015 @ 11:55

      I published an essay on the Crater in Southern Historian so I was already familiar with the Gallagher interview. Haven’t had a chance to read much more, but hope to peruse it soon.

  • Bruce Vail Jan 25, 2015 @ 10:07

    Relevant to ‘Mourning Lincoln’: Baltimore’s B&O Railroad Museum just announced this week a short program coming up in April to mark the 150th anniversary of Lincoln funeral.

  • Dan Weinfeld Jan 25, 2015 @ 13:32

    For anyone in the NYC area, Martha Hodes will be speaking about “Mourning Lincoln” at our CWRT meeting Feb. 4 in White Plains. There will be books there for sale and signature by the author.
    For info: http://civilwarny150.org/programs.htm
    (Kevin – glad you got my book and hope you don’t mind this plug!).

    • Kevin Levin Jan 25, 2015 @ 13:34

      No worries. Wish I could be there to hear Hodes discuss her book. Thanks again for sending along your book. Hope to check it out soon.

  • Brad Feb 27, 2015 @ 16:26

    I’m reading Hodes’ book and she is indeed a wonderful writer. I found it interesting how people reacting to 9-11 led her to want to find out how people reacted to the assassination.

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