It’s safe to say that 2013 is already shaping up to be a good year for Civil War titles. I am in the middle of Oakes’s book and really looking forward to digging into new books by Kelman and Levine. If I am not mistaken we now have the first modern biography of Thomas Nast.
Fiona Deans Halloran, Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons (University of North Carolina Press, 2012).
Ari Kelman, A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of Sand Creek (Harvard University Press, 2013).
Bruce Levine, The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South(Random House, 2013).
James Oakes, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 (W.W. Norton, 2012).
Craig Symonds, The Civil War at Sea(Oxford University Press, 2012).
Daniel R. Weinfeld, The Jackson County War: Reconstruction and Resistance in Post-Civil War Florida (University of Alabama Press, 2012).