New To the Civil War Memory Library, 03/02

River of Dark DreamsHoward Bahr, The Judas Field: A Novel of the Civil War, (Picador, 2006).

William A. Dobak, Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops, 1862-1867, (Center of Military History, 2011).

Christopher Hager, Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing, (Harvard University Press, 2013).

Harold Holzer and Sara Vaugn Gabbard eds., 1863: Lincoln’s Pivotal Year, (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013).

Walther Johnson, River of Dark Dreams: Slavery and Empire in the Cotton Kingdom, (Harvard University Press, 2012).

Rhonda Kolh, The Prairie Boys Go to War: The Fifth Illinois Cavalry, 1861-1865, (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013).

Margot Minardi, Making Slavery History: Abolitionism and the Politics of Memory in Massachusetts, (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Joshua D. Rothman, Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson, (University of Georgia Press, 2012).

John Stauffer and Benjamin Soskis, The Battle Hymn of the Republic: A Biography of the Song That Marches On, (Oxford University Press, 2013).

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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5 comments… add one
  • Brad Jun 9, 2013 @ 6:04

    Over at the Junto blog, http://earlyamericanists.com/, several of the contributors reviewed River of Dark Dreams this week.

  • Brad Mar 3, 2013 @ 3:28

    Some interesting books here. The ones that appeal to me the most are Johnson’s, and the Hager and Stauffer books.

    • Kevin Levin Mar 3, 2013 @ 4:02

      The Johnson book is a bear. I am probably going to wait until the summer to read it. The Stauffer book came as and Advanced Proof and won’t be released until the summer. It looks interesting as well.

      • Brad Mar 4, 2013 @ 6:54

        A bear in what way: dense?

        • Kevin Levin Mar 4, 2013 @ 6:55

          Dense and long…all good, though. Just need to find the right time to read it.

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