New to the Civil War Memory Library, 09/13

William W. Freehling, Becoming Lincoln (University Press of Virginia, 2018).

Joanne B. Freeman, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018). [Note: I read Freeman’s book over the summer and can’t recommend it highly enough.]

Jill Lepore, These Truths: A History of the United States (Norton, 2018).

John G. Selby, Meade: The Price of Command, 1863-1865 (Kent State University Press, 2018).

Robert J. Wynstra, At the Forefront of Lee’s Invasion: Retribution, Plunder, and Clashing Cultures on Richard S. Ewell’s Road to Gettysburg (Kent State University Press, 2018).

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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5 comments… add one
  • Matt McKeon Sep 26, 2018 @ 5:07

    I just finished “Field of Blood” Interesting thesis, and vivid read.

    • Kevin Levin Sep 26, 2018 @ 5:13

      I thoroughly enjoyed it as well.

  • Brad Sep 14, 2018 @ 6:10

    Thanks. I will have to check it out.

  • Brad Sep 13, 2018 @ 18:59

    Joanne Freeman had an article in this past Sunday’s New York Times Opinion section,, that has whetted my appetite.

    What have you heard about the Freehling book, if anything. His writing style gives me pause.

    • Kevin Levin Sep 14, 2018 @ 1:46

      I know what you mean re: his writing style, but what I have read so far is pretty good. He’s been working on this one for quite a while.

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