New to the Civil War Memory Library, 11/17

First, thanks to Terry Johnston at The Civil War Monitor magazine for once again giving me the opportunity to share some of my favorite Civil War books of 2021. You can read it for yourself for a brief description of each category, but here they are: Top Pick, Caroline Janney, Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army After Appomattox (UNC Press). Honorable Mention: Kent Masterson Brown, Meade at Gettysburg (UNC Press) and Gordon Rhea, Stephen Swails: Black Freedom Fighter in the Civil War and Reconstruction (LSU Press).

Latest Acquisitions:

Jim Downs, Maladies of Empire: How Colonialism, Slavery, and War Transformed Medicine (Harvard University Press, 2021).

Lorien Foote, Rites of Retaliation: Civilization, Soldiers, and Campaigns in the American Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2021).

Jon Grinspan, The Age of Acrimony: How Americans Fought to Fix Their Democracy, 1865-1915 (Bloomsbury, 2021).

Robert A. Gross, The Transcendentalists and Their World (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2021).

Woody Holton, Liberty is Sweet: The Hidden History of the American Revolution (Simon & Schuster, 2021).

James Marten and Caroline E. Janney eds., Buying & Selling Civil War Memory in Gilded Age America (University of Georgia Press, 2021).

Jill Ogline Titus, Gettysburg 1963: Civil Rights, Cold War Politics, and Historical Memory in America’s Most Famous Small Town (University of North Carolina Press, 2021).

Jonathan W. White ed., To Address My Friend: African Americans’ Letters to Abraham Lincoln (University of North Carolina Press, 2021).

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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