This morning I am getting ready to head to the airport for a flight home to Boston after three wonderful days in North Carolina that included talks and interviews in Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and Pembroke. These extended trips are exhausting, but it has given me the opportunity to meet and talk with some wonderful people.
It’s also the perfect place to share that the University of North Carolina Press has ordered a second printing of Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth. To say that I am pleased would be a major understatement. I was aware in the months leading up to the official release date that there was a buzz surrounding the book, but I had no idea of just how much interest there was out there. And I certainly didn’t think that we would see a second printing so soon.
The last two months have been overwhelming and it is in large part due to you. Even those of you who have expressed your frustration and vehement disagreement with a book that has likely not been read have, in your own way, highlighted your level of interest.
Thanks to everyone at UNC Press and again to all of you for your support. I could not have done it without you.