Books

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 03/26

I am very excited to see that Stephen Sears is slated to release a new book early next year. It is titled, Lincoln’s Lieutenants: The High Command of the Army […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 02/19

Two important book prizes have recently been announced. First, Martha Hodes’s Mourning Lincoln (Yale University Press) won the Lincoln Prize and Ada Ferrer’s Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the […]

New Survey Text on the American Civil War

I wanted to share with you a brand new survey of the American Civil War authored by Gary Gallagher and Joan Waugh that is suitable for both high school and […]

Mercy Street: A Reading List

Thought I would put together a short reading list for those of you watching Mercy Street. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list. Rather, it offers a few […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 03/01

Patrick Breen, The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt (Oxford University Press, 2015). Gary Gallagher and Joan Waugh, The American War: A […]

Civil War Monitor’s Best Books of 2015

This year I was once again asked to select some of my favorite Civil War titles from 2015 for The Civil War Monitor magazine. It’s always difficult to narrow it […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 11/19

Three of the books below reflect my recent interest in the West during the Civil War era, which I know next to nothing about other than having read Ari Kelman’s […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 09/21

As I mentioned last week, Cold Harbor to the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign edited by Gary Gallagher and Caroline Janney is now available online. Ira Berlin, The […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 09/08

John A. Casey Jr., New Men: Reconstructing the Image of the Veteran in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture (Fordham University Press, 2015). Kathleen DuVall, Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge […]