New to the Civil War Memory Library, 09/21

Update: A number of you have asked about the availability of signed/personalized copies of Searching for Black Confederates. If you are interested send me a message through this blog’s contact form and I will share the details.

Charles W. Eagles, Civil Rights Culture Wars: The Fight over a Mississippi Textbook (University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

Niels Eichhorn, Liberty and Slavery: European Separatists, Southern Secession, and the American Civil War (Louisiana State University Press, 2019).

Eric Foner, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution (Norton, 2019).

Konrad H. Jarausch, Broken Lives: How Ordinary Germans Experienced the 20th Century (Princeton University Press, 2018).

W. Caleb McDaniel, Sweet Taste of Liberty: A True Story of Slavery and Restitution in America (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Robert E. May, Yuletide in Dixie: Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory (University Press of Virginia, 2019).

Sarah Milov, The Cigarette: A Political History (Harvard University Press, 2019).

Susan Neiman, Learning From the Germans: Race and the Memory of Evil (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 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

Purchase your copy today!

2 comments… add one
  • David Doggett, PhD Sep 24, 2019 @ 12:44

    The excellent Mississippi history textbook was written by historians and students I knew at Millsaps College, Jackson, MS. Winning the federal case meant only that the book became an option for individual teachers and libraries in public schools. I don’t believe it was ever mandatory. And of course the segregation academies springing up at that time censored it.

  • Suzanne Crockett Sep 21, 2019 @ 10:54

    I envy you your library. 😀

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