Books

This past week The Daily Beast did an interview with James McPherson to mark the 25th anniversary of the release of Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. As we all know it was a bestseller when it was first published in 1988 and remains the go to book for those looking for a [...]

Stephen V. Ash, A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War. Erskine Clark, By the Rivers of Water: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey. Sarah Greenough and Nancy K. Anderson, Tell It With Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens' Shaw Memorial (National Gallery of Art & [...]

Nice to have the first full week of school behind me. I've got some wonderful students this year, who are respectful, funny, and incredibly curious. I am particularly enjoying my course on the Holocaust. This week we discussed whether the Nazis had achieved gleichschaltung by 1934. We also examined testimony from the Nuremberg Trials to [...]

Most of these books were purchased during my Civil War road trip earlier this month. Some of you may have noticed that I set up an Amazon affiliate page that lists books in my library. As always, my small cut from your purchase comes in the form of a book credit. Richard Blackett, Making Freedom: [...]

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