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  • JONES & SWORD (eds.): Gateway to the Confederacy (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/17/2014 Author: A. Wilson Greene | 

    Whether they address traditional controversies, explore neglected aspects of the campaigns, or delve with innovation into historiography and memory, these essays unfailingly present new material and challenge conventional wisdom.

  • RUBIN: Through the Heart of Dixie (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/17/2014 Author: Matthew C. Hulbert  | 

    Relatively few historians have examined the trek from Georgia to the Carolinas with a specific emphasis on social memory. This lack of attention is surprising when we consider, as Rubin correctly notes, how clearly the March reflected the broader war in miniature: the army, total war, larger than life commanders, violence on the homefront, and issues of emancipation all rolled into one saga.

  • MEIER: Nature's Civil War (2013)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/10/2014 Author: Kathleen Logothetis Thompson | 

    Battle, camp life, and long-term exposure each took their toll on soldiers and produced physical and mental ailments that threatened combat effectiveness.

  • HAMLER: Civil War Woodworking (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/10/2014 Author: Ralph Jordan | 

    In this well written, prolifically illustrated book, master carpenter and re-enactor A.J. Hamler presents detailed and easy to follow instructions for assembling fourteen unique projects that replicate Civil War furnishings.

  • KREYLING: A Late Encounter with the Civil War (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/3/2014 Author: Edward L. Ayers | 

    As the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War draws to a close, people are certain to reflect on the successes and failures of the last four years. We are fortunate that one of the first reflections comes from a leading literary scholar who brings fresh energy to topics that have become worn and familiar from frequent handling.

  • VENET: A Changing Wind (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/27/2014 Author: Brian P. Luskey | 

    Grounded in a variety of compelling primary sources...this book encourages us to focus on how the southern middle class, urban development, and the war influenced and shaped each other.

  • JENKINS: The Battle of Peach Tree Creek (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/27/2014 Author: Keith S. Bohannon | 

    The author's intimate familiarity with the terrain of the Peach Tree Creek battlefield allows him to note the exact positions of units down to the brigade and regimental levels...a significant contribution to understanding one of the major battles of the 1864 Atlanta Campaign.

  • FRESE: Concord and the Civil War (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/20/2014 Author: Tyler Sperrazza  | 

    Frese pays particular attention to the close connections between Concord and Boston, effectively illustrating the complex web of social relationships in the North during the Civil War.

  • MACKOWSKI & WHITE: Simply Murder (2013)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/20/2014 Author: Catherine M. Wright | 

    This engaging volume, part of the "Emerging Civil War Series," is a useful resource for anyone seeking to expand their knowledge of the Battle of Fredericksburg.

  • PRINCE: Stories of the South (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/13/2014 Author: Nina Silber | 

    K. Stephen Prince dissects the tremendous power of stories and narratives that offered Americans new ways to imagine the South in the post-Civil War era....[they] exerted a commanding political influence that ultimately dissuaded northerners from intervening in Southern racial practices.

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