The Surrender of New Orleans Part 2: The Machines and Technology

As you know, today—April 25th—marks the 150th anniversary of the fall of New Orleans. Part 2 of our tribute to the surrender of the Crescent City is located on the Civil War Navy Sesquicentennial with “Facing the Forts: The West Gulf Blockading Squadron.” We hope you enjoy!

Image Credit: Library of Congress

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WAITE: West of Slavery (2021)

West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire by Kevin Waite. University of North Carolina Press, 2021. Paper, ISBN: 978-1469663197. $29.95. As an historian of the Civil War’s westernmost…