New to the Civil War Memory Library, 08/13

Richard Henry DanaAll of these books – except the new biography of Dana, which is quite good – are connected to my ongoing research project on Silas Chandler.

Jeffrey Amestoy, Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr. (Harvard University Press, 2015).

Joan Cashin, A Family Venture: Men and Women on the Southern Frontier (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994).

Herbert C. Covey and Dwight Eisnach eds, How the Slaves Saw the Civil War: Recollections of the War through the WPA Slave Narratives (Praeger, 2014).

Adam Rothman, Slave Country: American Expansion and the Origins of the Deep South (Harvard University Press, 2005).

Timothy Smith, Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front (University of Mississippi Press, 2010).

Kimberly Wallace Sanders, Mammy: A Century of Race, Gender, and Southern Memory (University of Michigan Press, 2009).

Charles Sydnor, Slavery in Mississippi (1933, re-published by University of South Carolina 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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