New to the Civil War Memory Library, 02/09

Update On Current Book Project: This past week my co-editor and I sent off a revised proposal for our Confederate Monuments Reader. This latest draft includes a separate chapter on the African American response to monument dedications and one on college campus controversies.

Sara Georgini, Household Gods: The Religious Lives of The Adams Family (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Brian McAllister Linn, Elvis’s Army: Cold War GIs and the Atomic Battlefield (Harvard University Press, 2016).

William Marvel, Lincoln’s Mercenaries: Economic Motivation Among Union Soldiers During the Civil War (Louisiana State University Press, 2018).

Steve Luxenberg, Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation (W.W. Norton, 2019).

David Treuer, The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America From 1890 to the Present (Riverhead Books, 2019).

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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4 comments… add one
  • Terry M. Klima Feb 9, 2019 @ 17:11

    I agree with Meg……having a hard time wrapping my head around how this is relevant.

    • Meg Groeling Feb 10, 2019 @ 10:40

      This book is actually about the family of John Adams, founder of the Republic–I just have the kind of head that goes off into different spaces once in a while. Well, alot, actually.

      • Kevin Levin Feb 10, 2019 @ 10:58

        Sara and I were in a book writing group here in Boston so I read part of this in manuscript form. I can’t recommend it enough if you are interested in the Adams family and the history of religion.

  • Meg Groeling Feb 9, 2019 @ 11:28

    This is totally not relevant–when I saw the first title, I thought of Charles Addams–and wondered if the Addams family actually had religious lives–.

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