New to the Civil War Memory Library, 28/13

Carole Emberton

Michael Ballard, Grant at Vicksburg: The General and the Siege, (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013).

Allegra Di Bonaventura, For Adam’s Sake: A Family Saga in Colonial New England, (Liveright, 2013).

Carole Emberton, Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War, (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Gary Gallagher, Becoming Confederates: Paths to a New National Loyalty, (University of Georgia Press, 2013).

Allen Guelzo, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion, (Knopf, 2013).

Caroline Janney, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation, (University of North Carolina Press, 2013).

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

Timothy Wesley, The Politics of Faith During the Civil War, (Louisiana State 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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6 comments… add one
  • Terry Yount May 29, 2013 @ 11:42

    I saw ” For Adam’s Sake” on your book list. I look forward to any comments you might have on this title. I just started reading this one. There is a podcast on fieldstone common with this author which was very informative.

    • Kevin Levin May 29, 2013 @ 12:27

      Hi Terry,

      I am one chapter into the book and thoroughly enjoying it.

  • Mary Ellen Maatman May 28, 2013 @ 12:03

    Emberton, Gallagher, and Janney all look like must-reads to me. Now I’ve got my summer reading program thanks to you!

    • Kevin Levin May 28, 2013 @ 13:43

      Can’t go wrong.

  • Ben Railton May 28, 2013 @ 6:56

    Hi Kevin,

    Good list! Two quick things:

    1) Did you know that Maxwell has made another CW movie, this one about Northern Copperheads? First I’d heard of it, so I thought I’d share:

    2) Also wanted to mention, apropros of this list and because I think CW Memory readers would hopefully find it interesting, that my next book (on the Chinese Exclusion Act and what it can teach us about America) comes out on June 21st. It’s in Palgrave’s new Pivot series, and so is designed in particular for digital reading and is very reasonable in that format. Here’s the Amazon page:


    • Kevin Levin May 28, 2013 @ 7:19

      Hi Ben,

      First, congratulations on your upcoming book. Best of luck with it. I’ve seen the previews for the new Maxwell movie. A representative of the film asked if I might advertise the movie on my blog. I politely declined. 🙂

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