Review of Caroline Janney’s Remembering the Civil War

Here is my review of Caroline Janney’s book, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation, which will appear in the next issue of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (pp. 389-90). It goes without saying that I highly recommend this book. In 2001, David Blight published Race and Reunion: The Civil…

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New to the Civil War Memory Library, 11/21

Enrico Dal Lago, William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini: Abolition, Democracy, and Radical Reform, (Louisiana State University Press, 2013). William C. Harris, Lincoln and the Union Governors, (University of Southern Illinois Press, 2013). Jaime A. Martinez, Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South, (University of North Carolina Press, 2013). Jared Peatman, The Long Shadow of…

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Massachusetts at the Crater

One of the things that I regret about my book on the Crater is that I failed to spend sufficient time exploring Union accounts of the battle, both during and, especially, after the war. Given that I wrote the book while living in Virginia I was always primarily interested in Confederate accounts (wartime and postwar)…

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