New to the Civil War Memory Library

Note: Received a box of copies of Searching for Black Confederates if you are interested in a signed/personalized book. As I recently mentioned, sales of the hardcover are still strong. A paperback version will likely not be published before early 2022.

George S. Burkhardt ed., Double Duty in the Civil War: The Letters of Sailor and Soldier Edward W. Bacon (Southern Illinois University Press, 2009).

Roger C. Hartley, Monumental Harm: Reckoning with Jim Crow Era Confederate Monuments (The University of South Carolina Press, 2021).

Brian Matthew Jordan, A Thousand May Fall: Life, Death, and Survival in the Union Army (Liveright, 2021).

Andrew F. Lang, A Contest of Civilizations: Exposing the Crisis of American Exceptionalism in the Civil War Era (University of North Carolina Press, 2020).

Brandon Marie Miller, Robert E. Lee: The Man, The Soldier, The Myth (Calkins Creek, 2019).

James Oakes, The Crooked Path to Abolition: Abraham Lincoln and the Antislavery Constitution (Norton, 2021).

Alison M. Parker, Unceasing Militant: The Life of Mary Church Terrell (University of North Carolina Press, 2020).

Edythe Ann Quinn, Freedom Journey: Black Civil War Soldiers and The Hills Community, Westchester County, New York (State University of New York Press, 2015).

William G. Thomas III, A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation’s Founding to the Civil War (Yale University Press, 2020).

Matthew Warshauer, Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice, & Memory (Wesleyan University Press, 2011).

Brenda A. Wineapple, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Just Nation (Random House, 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
  • Eric A Jacobson Jan 27, 2021 @ 11:20

    The Oakes book is tremendous.

    • Kevin Levin Jan 27, 2021 @ 12:23

      I am enjoying it as well, though it hasn’t really gone beyond what Sean Wilentz does in his book, Property in Man. Just now getting into the war years.

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