New to the Civil War Memory, 03/18

Keisha N. Blain, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).

Christopher Hager, I Remain Yours: Common Lives in Civil War Letters (Harvard University Press, 2018).

Paul E. Johnson, Sam Patch, the famous jumper (Hill and Wang, 2003).

Mitch Landrieu, In the Shadow of Statues: A Southerner Confronts History (Viking, 2018).

John H. Matsui, The First Republican Army: the Army of Virginia and the Radicalization of the Civil War (University of Virginia Press, 2016).

Phillip T. Tucker, Blacks in Gray Uniforms: A New Look at the South’s Most Forgotten Combat Troops 1861-1865 (America Through Time, 2018).

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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4 comments… add one
  • Boyd Harris Mar 19, 2018 @ 5:49

    I just read Sam Patch a few months back. A wonderful book that uses a very colorful individual to look at the industrialization and religious awakening of the 1820s and 1830s. Really accessible for kids. I’ll be using it in my upcoming classes.

    • Pat Young Mar 19, 2018 @ 17:15

      I liked Sam Patch as well. He is still remembered in Western NY.

      • Kevin Levin Mar 20, 2018 @ 1:20

        I really enjoyed it. Even with the limited information available about Patch I still found myself empathizing with him, which is a testament to the author’s skill.

  • London John Mar 18, 2018 @ 8:52


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