Civil War Historians

A reminder that you can now pre-order Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth at your preferred online retailer: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound, UNC Press. Click here for information about my Fall book tour. S. Jonathan Bass, Blessed are the Peacemakers: Martin Luther King, Jr., Eight White Religious Leaders, and the Read more

Like many of you I am deeply saddened to hear of the passing of historian and journalist Tony Horwitz. I am in the middle of reading his latest book, Spying on the South. In fact, I took it with me last week as I traveled through Georgia and Alabama with thirteen students to explore historic Read more

Update: You can now pre-order Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound. Amazon is offering a pretty good discount on the list price so secure your copy today. John Conroy, Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime (Rowman & Littlefield, 2017). Michael J. Larson Read more

Update: You can now pre-order Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound. Emerson Baker, A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience (Oxford University Press, 2016). Philip Gerard, The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina (University of North Carolina Read more

You can now pre-order Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The order page is still in the process of being completed, but the basic information about the book is included. The book is already a #1 New Release at Amazon five months before publication, which Read more

James J. Broomall, Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers (University of North Carolina Press, 2019). Greg Grandin, The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America (Metropolitan Books, 2019). Hampton Newsome, The Fight for the Old North State: The Civil War Read more

Update: The book blurbs are beginning to come in for Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth. I am honored to have Professor Brundage write in support of this project: “When parents discover that their school children are learning about black Confederates, when history buffs read a display at a historic site Read more

Bjorn Skaptason did an excellent job of interviewing historian, Peter Carmichael, about his new book, The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies for the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop in Chicago. The interview explores some of the individuals discussed at length in the book, but also focuses Read more

Updates: First, I hope that all of you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. I am spending much of my break reviewing the copy edits for Searching For Black Confederates. Within a few months I should have the page proofs in hand, which is the final stage before the book goes to print next Fall. I trust Read more

I usually list new purchases and review copies in a regular post called “New to the Civil War Memory Library.” This particular book by Peter Carmichael, however, deserves special mention. It’s safe to say that that apart from holding my first book I haven’t been this excited to see a new Civil War title and Read more