All of these books – except the new biography of Dana, which is quite good – are connected to my ongoing research project on Silas Chandler.
Jeffrey Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr. (Harvard University Press, 2015).
Joan Cashin, A Family Venture: Men and Women on the Southern Frontier (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994).
Herbert C. Covey and Dwight Eisnach eds, How the Slaves Saw the Civil War: Recollections of the War through the WPA Slave Narratives (Praeger, 2014).
Adam Rothman, Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South (Harvard University Press, 2005).
Timothy Smith, Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front (University of Mississippi Press, 2010).
Kimberly Wallace Sanders, Mammy: A Century of Race, Gender, and Southern Memory (University of Michigan Press, 2009).
Charles Sydnor, Slavery in Mississippi (1933, re-published by University of South Carolina Press, 2013).