New to the Civil War Memory Library, 06/10

Nature's Civil WarStephen V. Ash, A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War.

Erskine Clark, By the Rivers of Water: A Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Odyssey.

Sarah Greenough and Nancy K. Anderson, Tell It With Pride: The 54th Massachusetts Regiment and Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ Shaw Memorial (National Gallery of Art & Yale University Press, 2013).

Neil Kagan and Stephen G. Hyslop, Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection.

Kathryn Shively Meier, Nature’s Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia.

Elizabeth Varon, Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War.

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
  • Brad Oct 7, 2013 @ 9:49

    Any thoughts Kevin (or anyone else) on any of these, pro or con?

  • Damian Shiels Oct 6, 2013 @ 2:11

    Very interested to read Massacre in Memphis, given the large Irish contingent among both the Memphis police and rioters. One to add to the wish list!

    • Kevin Levin Oct 6, 2013 @ 2:12

      You may also want to check out a couple recent articles by Andy Slap, who is also writing about Memphis during the immediate postwar period. I am pretty sure he also has a book in the works.

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