New to the Civil War Memory, 03/18

Keisha N. Blain, Set the World on Fire: Black Nationalist Women and the Global Struggle for Freedom (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018).

Christopher Hager, I Remain Yours: Common Lives in Civil War Letters (Harvard University Press, 2018).

Paul E. Johnson, Sam Patch, the famous jumper (Hill and Wang, 2003).

Mitch Landrieu, In the Shadow of Statues: A Southerner Confronts History (Viking, 2018).

John H. Matsui, The First Republican Army: the Army of Virginia and the Radicalization of the Civil War (University of Virginia Press, 2016).

Phillip T. Tucker, Blacks in Gray Uniforms: A New Look at the South’s Most Forgotten Combat Troops 1861-1865 (America Through Time, 2018).

4 comments… add one
  • Boyd Harris Mar 19, 2018 @ 5:49

    I just read Sam Patch a few months back. A wonderful book that uses a very colorful individual to look at the industrialization and religious awakening of the 1820s and 1830s. Really accessible for kids. I’ll be using it in my upcoming classes.

    • Pat Young Mar 19, 2018 @ 17:15

      I liked Sam Patch as well. He is still remembered in Western NY.

      • Kevin Levin Mar 20, 2018 @ 1:20

        I really enjoyed it. Even with the limited information available about Patch I still found myself empathizing with him, which is a testament to the author’s skill.

  • London John Mar 18, 2018 @ 8:52


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