New to the Civil War Memory Library, 08/27

Eric JacobsonMost 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: The Underground Railroad and the Politics of Slavery, (University of North Carolina Press, 2013).

Larry Daniel, Battle of Stones River: The Forgotten Conflict Between the Confederate Army of Tennessee and the Union Army of the Cumberland, (Louisiana State University Press, 2012).

David Gleeson, The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America, (University of North Carolina Press, 2013).

Eric Jacobson (with Richard A. Rupp), For Cause & for Country: A Study of the Affair At Spring Hill & the Battle of Franklin, (O’More Publishing, 2008).

John Lundstrom, One Drop in a Sea of Blue: The Liberators of the Ninth Minnesota, (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2012).

Mark Schneider, Boston Confronts Jim Crow, 1890-1920, (Northeastern University Press, 1997).

Steven Woodworth, Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns, (University of Nebraska Press, 1998).

Donald Yacovone and Charles Fuller eds., Freedom’s Journey: African American Voices of the Civil War, (Lawrence Hill Books, 2004).

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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3 comments… add one
  • Patrick Young Aug 28, 2013 @ 9:26

    Yes. I looked at the online sample and it looked pretty good. Since my Facebook community voted that I write about immigrants in Richmond, this looks like it will be helpful.

  • Patrick Young Aug 28, 2013 @ 6:24

    I’m going to get Gleeson’s new book on Kindle when it comes out next week. When i first saw the title i worried that it was another one of these books promoting the notion that the Confederacy had some sort of “Celtic” character. Since there were fewer than 200,000 Irish immigrants living in the South during the war and 15% were in New Orleans, that always seemed silly to me.

    • Kevin Levin Aug 28, 2013 @ 6:26

      I’ve only skimmed it, but I think you are safe given that it is a UNC book.

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