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  • HAGLER: Georgia's Confederate Monuments (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/1/2015 Author: Jennifer M. Murray | 

    Gould Hagler, Jr., offers an encyclopedic volume covering approximately 140 monuments erected to honor Georgia's Confederate men and women.

  • GALLMAN & GALLAGHER (eds.): Lens of War (2015)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 6/24/2015 Author: Matthew C. Hulbert | 

    Editors J. Matthew Gallman and Gary Gallagher began with a simple equation: one photograph + one historian = one essay.

  • BREWSTER: Lincoln's Gamble (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 6/17/2015 Author: Jared Peatman | 

    The book unfolds in narrative fashion, moving Lincoln from his first discussions of emancipation with cabinet members on July 13, 1862, through the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.

  • CUSHMAN: Belligerent Muse (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 6/10/2015 Author: Sarah E. Gardner | 

    In the hands of the accomplished writers considered, language shapes the past's meanings and its perceptions.

  • DOYLE: The Cause of All Nations (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 6/3/2015 Author: Nimrod Tal | 

    The book makes a convincing case for the importance of public diplomacy in the Civil War....casts new light on questions that have long preoccupied historians.

  • GORDON: A Broken Regiment (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/27/2015 Author: Peter C. Vermilyea | 

    Gordon depicts the regiment as a projection of its community, establishing the connection between the home front and the front lines through the use of a wide array of soldier and civilian letters and diaries, newspapers, and military service records.

  • ROBISON: Confederates in Montana Territory (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/20/2015 Author: David C. Williard | 

    Historians and general audiences have minimized the immense appeal of the American West to former Confederate soldiers, for whom a familiar language, easily obtainable land, and the opportunity to reclaim masculine respect by braving the frontier's rugged conditions had much to offer.

  • HARRIS: Across the Bloody Chasm (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/20/2015 Author: Krista Kinslow | 

    Reunion was possible, as the nation was re-forged, but the men who fought the war did not forget the conflict and its meanings.

  • HORN: The Man Who Would Not Be Washington (2015)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/13/2015 Author: Allen C. Guelzo | 

    Horn provides us with a palpable sense of having met the man who, for all his delicate charm, remained by his own admission "not very accessible."

  • GIESBERG (ed.): Emilie Davis's Civil War (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/6/2015 Author: Tyler Sperrazza | 

    The most important contribution of this project is its potential to enrich our understanding of free black communities in the North during the Civil War. Davis' writings provide a unique perspective on the activities of teachers and students at the Institute for Colored Youth, the proceedings of various African American organizations like the Ladies Union Association, and the complex racial issues...

The Bookshelf

Georgia's Confederate Monuments (2014)

Author: Gould Hagler

Author: Jr.

Reviewed by: Jennifer M. Murray

Lens of War (2015)

Author: Gary W. Gallagher

Author: J. Matthew Gallman

Reviewed by: Matthew C. Hulbert

Lincoln's Gamble (2014)

Author: Todd Brewster

Reviewed by: Jared Peatman

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