New to the Civil War Memory Library, 09/03

Blood in the WaterMatthew Mason, Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett (University of North Carolina Press, 2016).

Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler, A Field Guide to Antietam: Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People (University of North Carolina Press, 2016).

Timothy Sweet ed., Literary Cultures of the Civil War (University of Georgia Press, 2016).

Alan Taylor, American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804 (W.W. Norton & Company, 2016).

Heather Ann Thompson, Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy (Pantheon, 2016). I cannot recommend this book highly enough. I picked it up on the day it was published a little less than two weeks ago and couldn’t put it down. It is a long, but incredibly fast-paced book. Thompson drops her reader into the events that immediately preceded the uprising at Attica and from then on it is just a matter of buckling up for the rest of the ride. This is one of the few history books that left me with a strong sense of “bearing witness” to an important moment in recent American history.

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  • Randolph Watkins Sep 3, 2016 @ 4:54

    Have you read Lincoln & the Politics of Slavery, the Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to save the Union?

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