New to the Civil War Memory Library, 07/31

Blake Scott Ball, Charlie Brown’s America: The Popular Politics of Peanuts (Oxford University Press, 2021).

Seth Blumenthal, Children of the Silent Majority: Young Voters and the Rise of the Republican Party, 1968-1980 (University Press of Kansas, 2018).

Kent Masterson Brown, Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command (University of North Carolina Press, 2021).

Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford, Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth (Penguin Press, 2021).

Nicole Etcheson, A Generation at War: The Civil War Era in a Northern Community (University Press of Kansas, 2011).

Eddie Glaude Jr., Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and It’s Urgent Lessons For Our Own (Crown, 2020).

Elizabeth Gillespie McRae, Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Claire Whitlinger, Between Remembrance and Repair: Commemorating Racial Violence in Philadelphia, Mississippi (University of North Carolina Press, 2020).

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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3 comments… add one
  • Msb Aug 2, 2021 @ 5:30

    I’d like to read Forget the Alamo, though I may know some of what it says already. I agreed with Sam Houston, who told Travis and his men not to stay there just to get slaughtered.

    • Kevin Levin Aug 2, 2021 @ 5:36

      The most interesting chapter covers Phil Collins’s personal collection of Alamo artifacts and the controversy surrounding its transfer to a Texas museum. Well worth your time.

      • London John Aug 7, 2021 @ 4:02

        Read a bit about that. Seems as tho’ only fiction could do it justice. Comedy.

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