New to the Civil War Memory Library, 01/18

Finished reading Gordon Wood’s new dual biography of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. Can’t say I learned anything new, but it is a fast and entertaining read by one of the leading historians of the period.

Caroline Fraser, Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Metropolitan Books, 2017).

Jacqueline Jones, Goddess of Anarchy: The Life and Times of Lucy Parsons, American Radical (Basic Books, 2017).

Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White eds., Turning Points of the American Civil War (Southern Illinois University Press, 2018).

Anne S. Rubin ed., The Perfect Scout: A Soldier’s Memoir of the Great March to the Sea and the Campaign of the Carolinas (University of Alabama Press, 2018).

Joseph F. Stoltz III, A Bloodless Victory: The Battle of New Orleans in History and Memory (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017).

Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai, Northern Character: College-Educated New Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, and Leadership During the Civil War Era (Fordham University Press, 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

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2 comments… add one
  • Fred Hudson Jan 18, 2018 @ 15:52

    I have the book but haven’t read it yet. Thanks for the good word.

    • Patrick Young Jan 18, 2018 @ 16:05

      I am interested in the Lucy Parsons bio. Her husband Albert was a CSA veteran, BTW.

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