New to the Civil War Memory Library, 07/19

Announcement: Earlier today I learned that the University Press of Kentucky will bring Remembering The Battle of the Crater: War as Murder out in paperback next spring. I’ve been hoping for some time that they would do this and I couldn’t be more excited. I will provide additional information as it becomes available.

Chandra ManningDouglas R. Egerton, Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments that Redeemed America (Basic Books, 2016). [I just finished reading my advanced copy and can’t recommend it enough.]

Earl J. Hess, Civil War Infantry Tactics: Training, Combat, and Small-Unit Effectiveness (Louisiana State University Press, 2015).

Jill Lepore, Joe Gould’s Teeth (Knopf, 2016).

James Lee McDonough, William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life (W.W. Norton, 2016).

Chandra Manning, Troubled Refuge: Struggling for Freedom in the Civil War (Knopf, 2016).

Brent Tarter, A Saga of the New South: Race, Law, and Public Debt in Virginia (University Press of Virginia, 2016).

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

Purchase your copy today!

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