New to the Civil War Memory Library, 11/29

Kristin Brill ed., The Diary of a Civil War Bride: Lucy Wood Butler of Virginia (Louisiana State University Press, 2017).

William C. Cooper, The Lost Founding Father: John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics (Liveright, 2017).

Ryan W. Keating ed., The Greatest Trials I Ever Had: The Civil War Letters of Margaret and Thomas Cahill (University of Georgia Press, 2017).

Caroline Moorehead, A Bold and Dangerous Family: The Remarkable Story of an Italian Mother, Her Two Sons, and Their Fight Against Fascism (Harper, 2017).

Michael D. Robinson, A Union Indivisible: Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

Jarret Ruminski, The Limits of Loyalty: Ordinary People in Civil War Mississippi (University Press of Mississippi, 2017).

Russell Shorto, Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom (W.W. Norton, 2017).

Adam I.P. Smith, The Stormy Present: Conservatism and the Problem of Slavery in Northern Politics, 1846-1865 (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

4 comments… add one
  • Waymon Hinson Nov 29, 2017

    I appreciate being able to follow your work. I am writing a manuscript as we speak on black land acquisition and dispossession from reconstruction to today. Any sources immediately come to mind?

    Waymon Hinson

    • Kevin Levin Nov 29, 2017

      If you haven’t already read it, I highly recommend Sydney Nathans’s A Mind to Stay: White Planation, Black Homeland (Harvard University Press).

      • Waymon Hinson Nov 29, 2017

        Thanks. Will check into it!

  • Scott A. MacKenzie Nov 30, 2017

    I read Michael Robinson’s book – it’s a fine study of how four of the border states managed to resist secession.

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