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: Elizabeth Leonard on The Civil War Monitor’s “Behind the Lines”

In this video, Elizabeth Leonard talks to the Civil War Monitor about Joseph Holt. She says Joseph Holt is “a very much forgotten personage from our historical past, and he’s someone who I think is probably the most important people from Lincoln’s administration who has been forgotten about.” [...]

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Elizabeth D. Leonard: Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally – An Excerpt

An excerpt from the new release Lincoln’s Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky, by Elizabeth D. Leonard. [...]

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Elizabeth D. Leonard: A Historian’s Review of ‘The Conspirator’

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Movie review from the biographer of Joseph Holt. [...]

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Elizabeth D. Leonard: Why We Still Study the Civil War

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The war, and what happened after the shooting stopped, offers hard lessons we cannot ignore. [...]

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