Book of the Week


An Agrarian Republic: Farming, Antislavery Politics, and Nature Parks in the Civil War Era
by Adam Wesley Dean

"Adam Dean artfully and convincingly reveals the agrarian roots of not only the Republican Party, but all the major conflicts of the Civil War era. Tracing the party's political ideology to a firm belief that progress, prosperity, and civilization arose from the proper management of the nation’s soil, Dean demonstrates that debates over slavery, territorial expansion, and even nature preservation rested on notions of agricultural improvement."
--Lisa Brady, Boise State University
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August 2013

Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign by Earl J. HessSaturday, August 17, 2013 2:00 PM
Earl J. Hess
Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign
Atlanta History Center | Margaret Mitchell House
Atlanta, GA

 

September 2013

War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, by James M. McPhersonFriday, September 6, 2013 4:00 PM
James M. McPherson
War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
BookMarks Festival | Jackson Library Reading Room
Winston-Salem, NC

 

War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, by James M. McPhersonTuesday, September 17, 2013
James M. McPherson
War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
Hampton Roads Naval Museum
Hampton Roads, VA
 

October 2013

War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865, by James M. McPhersonThursday, October 3, 2013 7:00 PM
James M. McPherson
War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865
RiverRun Bookstore
Portsmouth, NH