New to the Civil War Memory Library, 09/21

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Charles W. Eagles, Civil Rights Culture Wars: The Fight over a Mississippi Textbook (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

Niels Eichhorn, Liberty and Slavery: European Separatists, Southern Secession, and the American Civil War (Louisiana State University Press, 2019).

Eric Foner, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution (Norton, 2019).

Konrad H. Jarausch, Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the 20th Century (Princeton University Press, 2018).

W. Caleb McDaniel, Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Robert E. May, Yuletide in Dixie: Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory (University Press of Virginia, 2019).

Sarah Milov, The Cigarette: A Political History (Harvard University Press, 2019).

Susan Neiman, Learning From the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2019).

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2 comments… add one
  • Suzanne Crockett Sep 21, 2019 @ 10:54

    I envy you your library. 😀

  • David Doggett, PhD Sep 24, 2019 @ 12:44

    The excellent Mississippi history textbook was written by historians and students I knew at Millsaps College, Jackson, MS. Winning the federal case meant only that the book became an option for individual teachers and libraries in public schools. I don’t believe it was ever mandatory. And of course the segregation academies springing up at that time censored it.

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