New to the Civil War Memory Library, 02/09

Update On Current Book Project: This past week my co-editor and I sent off a revised proposal for our Confederate Monuments Reader. This latest draft includes a separate chapter on the African American response to monument dedications and one on college campus controversies.

Sara Georgini, Household Gods: The Religious Lives of The Adams Family (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Brian McAllister Linn, Elvis’s Army: Cold War GIs and the Atomic Battlefield (Harvard University Press, 2016).

William Marvel, Lincoln’s Mercenaries: Economic Motivation Among Union Soldiers During the Civil War (Louisiana State University Press, 2018).

Steve Luxenberg, Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation (W.W. Norton, 2019).

David Treuer, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America From 1890 to the Present (Riverhead Books, 2019).

4 comments… add one
  • Meg Groeling Feb 9, 2019 @ 11:28

    This is totally not relevant–when I saw the first title, I thought of Charles Addams–and wondered if the Addams family actually had religious lives–.

  • Terry M. Klima Feb 9, 2019 @ 17:11

    I agree with Meg……having a hard time wrapping my head around how this is relevant.

    • Meg Groeling Feb 10, 2019 @ 10:40

      This book is actually about the family of John Adams, founder of the Republic–I just have the kind of head that goes off into different spaces once in a while. Well, alot, actually.

      • Kevin Levin Feb 10, 2019 @ 10:58

        Sara and I were in a book writing group here in Boston so I read part of this in manuscript form. I can’t recommend it enough if you are interested in the Adams family and the history of religion.

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