Book of the Week


Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory
by Anne Sarah Rubin

"A valuable exploration of the myriad ways Americans--from Union soldiers to freepeople to white southern women--have struggled to interpret Sherman's March through Georgia and the Carolinas, serving up a provocative assessment of its cultural legacy to the present time."
--Joan Waugh, author of U. S. Grant, American Hero, American Myth
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Glenn David Brasher: Top 10 Events in Civil War History, 2013

A year’s end always brings multiple “Top Ten” lists. The community of Civil War enthusiasts is not immune to the practice, usually creating lists of the best books. For fun, I humbly offer my own rankings, but they are not limited to books. Here in descending order are my top ten “events” in Civil War history for 2013. [...]

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Glenn David Brasher: Historians’ Approach to “Lincoln”

At the Civil War Monitor, historian Glenn David Brasher reviews Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln and argues that the film should be judged based on what it was meant to be, not what historians would like to see. [...]

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Elizabeth Keckley in Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln”

Spielberg based more than 40 of his characters on historical figures; included in this group is Elizabeth Keckley, an enslaved woman whose 1868 book (Behind the Scenes, Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House) UNC Press and the UNC Library republished last year through the DocSouth Books program. [...]

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