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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Excerpt: Two Captains from Carolina, by Bland Simpson

In an excerpt from Bland Simpson’s nonfiction novel Two Captains from Carolina, we get a glimpse of Moses Grandy’s early career as a boatman—the freedom he felt on the water and the opportunities that lay ahead. [...]

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Video: Bland Simpson reads from “Two Captains from Carolina”

In this video, Bland Simpson reads from his epic tale of race and war, “Two Captains from Carolina,” at UNC’s Bull’s Head Bookshop, November 13, 2012. [...]

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Interview: Bland Simpson on Two Captains from Carolina

Bland Simpson, author of Two Captains from Carolina: Moses Grandy, John Newland Maffitt, and the Coming of the Civil War, reveals how the stories of two men can tell the saga of race in the antebellum and Civil War-era South. [...]

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Gregory Downs at Disunion: General Butler then, Hurricane Irene now

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The NY Times’ Opinionator blog is running a series entitled Disunion that looks at the events of the Civil War as they happened.  Gregory Downs is one of several UNC Press authors they have featured who shares their expertise on different aspects of the Civil War. North Carolina—and much of the east coast—was recently battered [...]

The State of Things Civil War Roundup

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Listen to Brundage, Reid, Glatthaar, Edwards, & Williams [...]

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