Drew Faust Talks About Mothers of Invention

Update: Check out Drew Faust’s review of David Brion Davis’s new book. This C-SPAN Booknotes interview with historian Drew Faust goes back to the publication of her 1996 book, Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War. In 1996 I was working at Borders Books & Music in Rockville, Maryland….

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New To the Civil War Memory Library, 02/27

David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation (Knopf, 2014). Tammy Ingram, Dixie Highway: Road Building and the Making of the Modern South, 1900-1930 (University of North Carolina Press, 2014). Martin P. Johnson, Writing the Gettysburg Address (University of Kansas Press, 2013). Lorien Foote, The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Violence, Honor,…

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Not Everyone is Happy With 2014 Lincoln Prize Winner

Yesterday the 2014 Lincoln Prize winners were announced. This year the prize was split between Allen Guelzo for his book, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion and Writing the Gettysburg Address by Martin Johnson. I read and thoroughly enjoyed Guelzo’s book, but have not have yet had a chance to read the second. It’s worth pointing out…

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