New to the Civil War Memory Library, 03/05

Bradley R. Clampitt, Lost Causes: Confederate Demobilization and the Making of Veteran Identity (Louisiana State University Press, 2022).

Louis E. DeCaro, Jr., The Untold Story of Shields Green: The Life and Death of a Harpers Ferry Raider (New York University Press, 2020).

Carole Emberton, To Walk About in Freedom: The Long Emancipation of Priscilla Joyner (W.W. Norton & Company, 2022).

Earl J. Hess ed., Animal Histories of the Civil War Era (Louisiana State University Press, 2022).

Megan Kate Nelson, Saving Yellowstone: Exploration and Preservation in Reconstruction America (Scribner, 2022).

Scott Reynolds Nelson, Oceans of Grain: How American Wheat Remade the World (Basic Books, 2022).

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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