Book of the Week


Confederate Slave Impressment in the Upper South
by Jaime Amanda Martinez

"Martinez challenges the standard critiques of slave impressment with fresh and substantial evidence. An original contribution to Civil War scholarship."
--George Rable
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Video: George Rable’s Lecture on The Civil War as a political crisis

George Rable, professor and Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at the University of Alabama, spoke on “The Civil War as a Political Crisis,” as part of a series of lectures at Vanderbilt University during the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Rable’s books include God’s Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War, Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!, and The Confederate Republic: A Revolution against Politics.

(video running time = 1:07:57)

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