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  • SHULTZ & MINGUS: The Second Day at Gettysburg (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 6/29/2016 Author: Thomas J. Ryan | 

    Shultz and Mingus have set a new standard for the July 2 action at Gettysburg, especially with regard to the critical engagements that took place toward the center of the line on Cemetery Ridge.

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  • ROSS: Free State of Jones (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 6/29/2016 Author: Matthew C. Hulbert | 

    ...one Lost Cause trope after another is shattered against the gritty counter-narrative of men and women who temporarily erased the color line in defiance of everything the architects of the Confederate Experiment hoped to achieve.

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  • HOOPER: Lincoln's Generals' Wives (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 6/22/2016 Author: Antoinette G. van Zelm | 

    Candice Shy Hooper explores how Jessie Benton Fremont, Mary Ellen March McClellan, Eleanor Ewing Sherman, and Julia Dent Grant motivated, guided, encouraged and occasionally clashed with their famous husbands during the Civil War.

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  • PHILLIPS: The Rivers Ran Backward (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 6/15/2016 Author: James G. Kopaczewski | 

    By focusing on the Middle Border, Phillips expands our understandings of the West and forces historians to reconsider the North-South sectional binary.

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  • Extra Voices: Souvenirs

    Category: From the Archives Posted: 6/9/2016

    In the Voices section of our spring 2016 issue, we highlighted first-person quotes about the quest for battlefield souvenirs. Here are some that didn't make the cut.

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  • PANHORST: The Memorial Art and Architecture of Vicksburg National Military Park (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 6/8/2016 Author: John D. Fowler | 

    By the end of the 1920s, the park was covered in statues, busts, and reliefs of Vicksburg's Confederate defenders and Union conquerors, all lining a circuitous route around the massive earthworks...

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  • MEDFORD: Lincoln and Emancipation (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 6/1/2016 Author: Glenn David Brasher | 

    Scholars will find...a useful synthesis with interesting vignettes involving a wide cast of characters, but this concise book will prove particularly effective in undergraduate courses.

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The Bookshelf

The Second Day at Gettysburg (2015)

Author: Scott Mingus

Reviewed by: Thomas J. Ryan

Free State of Jones (2016)

Author: Gary Ross

Reviewed by: Matthew C. Hulbert

Lincoln's Generals' Wives (2016)

Author: Candice Shy Hooper

Reviewed by: Antoinette G. van Zelm

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