Tag Archives: Books

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 09/13

William W. Freehling, Becoming Lincoln (University Press of Virginia, 2018).

Joanne B. Freeman, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018). [Note: I read Freeman’s book over the summer and can’t recommend it highly enough.]

Jill Lepore, These Truths: A History of the United States (Norton, 2018).

John G. Selby, Meade: The Price of Command, 1863-1865 (Kent State University Press, 2018).

Robert J. Wynstra, At the Forefront of Lee’s Invasion: Retribution, Plunder, and Clashing Cultures on Richard S. Ewell’s Road to Gettysburg (Kent State University Press, 2018).

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 08/19

David B. Allison, Controversial Monuments and Memorials: A Guide for Community Leaders (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).

Millington W. Bergeson-Lockwood, Race Over Party: Black Politics and Partisanship in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston (University of North Carolina Press, 2018).

Louis P. Nelson and Claudrena N. Harold eds., Charlottesville 2017: The Legacy of Race and Inequity (University Press of Virginia, 2018).

Timothy B. Smith, Altogether Fitting and Proper: Civil War Battlefield Preservation in History, Memory, and Policy, 1861-2015 (University of Tennessee Press, 2017).

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New to the Civil War Memory Library, 08/07

John Fea, Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump (Eerdmans, 2018).

Judith Giesberg and Randall M. Miller eds., Women and the American Civil War: North-South Counterpoints (Kent State University Press, 2018).

Martha Jones, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

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New to the Civil War Memory Library, 06/13

Update: My black Confederates manuscript should receive final approval from the board of directors at the University of North Carolina Press in the next few weeks. In addition, my proposal for a Confederate monuments reader, which I am putting together with Professor Hilary Green is now under review and has received a very enthusiastic response. Hoping to share more news on this front in the next few weeks.

Award Winner! Congratulations to Andrew F. Lang whose book In the Wake of War: Military Occupation, Emancipation, and Civil War America recently won the Tom Watson book prize from the Society of Civil War Historians. I shared with Andy a few months ago online that I thought his book had a good chance of winning. I am thrilled to see that others thought so as well. Continue reading

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 05/21

My reading has been all over the place of late. Some of it is related to a course on the history of disability in America that I will be teaching in the Fall as well as a trip to Norway and Sweden in June. I will have more to say about the class toward the end of the summer.

There are a number of excellent Civil War titles slated for publication over the next few months. Continue reading

New to the Civil War Memory, 03/18

Keisha N. Blain, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).

Christopher Hager, I Remain Yours: Common Lives in Civil War Letters (Harvard University Press, 2018).

Paul E. Johnson, Sam Patch, the famous jumper (Hill and Wang, 2003).

Mitch Landrieu, In the Shadow of Statues: A Southerner Confronts History (Viking, 2018).

John H. Matsui, The First Republican Army: the Army of Virginia and the Radicalization of the Civil War (University of Virginia Press, 2016).

Phillip T. Tucker, Blacks in Gray Uniforms: A New Look at the South’s Most Forgotten Combat Troops 1861-1865 (America Through Time, 2018).