New to the Civil War Memory Library, 03/14

61f03J7UMJLJeanette T. Greenwood, First Fruits of Freedom: The Migration of Former Slaves and Their Search for Equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900 (University of North Carolina Press, 2010).

William Hassler ed., One of Lee’s Best Men: The Civil War Letters of General William Dorsey Pender (University of North Carolina Press, 1999).

Joseph M. Beilein and Matthew C. Hulbert eds., The Civil War Guerrilla: Unfolding the Black Flag in History, Memory, and Myth (University Press of Kentucky, 2015).

James McPherson, The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters (Oxford University Press, 2015).

Brian Craig Miller, Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South (University of Georgia Press, 2015).

Adam Rothman, Beyond Freedom’s Reach: A Kidnapping in the Twilight of Slavery (Harvard University Press, 2015).

Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds, and Frank J. Williams eds., Exploring Lincoln: Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President (Fordham University Press, 2015).

4 comments… add one
  • Pat Young Mar 14, 2015 @ 4:07

    “Exploring Lincoln: Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President”

    • Kevin Levin Mar 14, 2015 @ 4:28

      Just finished reading the introduction to Miller’s book on amputations, which I’ve been looking forward to for some time. The essays in the Lincoln book look interesting, but I suspect there will be few surprises.

      • Rob Wick Mar 14, 2015 @ 6:11

        I can only wonder what James G. Randall would say now about the Lincoln theme being exhausted?


        • Kevin Levin Mar 14, 2015 @ 6:16

          I suspect that we will see a downturn in numbers following this recent flurry of books released to mark the 150th of his assassination. Martha Hodes’s, Mourning Lincoln, stands out as one of the better titles.

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