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Re: Were African Americans drafted under the 1863 Militia Act?

I didn't respond to this string when it first appeared, but was really intrigued me because the entwined matter of slave impressment and black recruitment overlapped with a couple of books I had just published on the border states. I knew I had plenty of evidence that would help, but which wouldn't fully answer the questions being asked. The responses have been really helpful.

Author Interview--Amy Taylor (Embattled Freedom)

Hello H-CivWar Readers:

today we feature Amy Murrell Taylor to talk about her award-winning book Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps, which just came out in 2018 with the University of North Carolina Press.

Amy Taylor is Associate Professor of History at the University of Kentucky. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and is the author of The Divided Family in Civil War America.

Author: 
Mary Stockwell
Reviewer: 
Nick Sacco

Sacco on Stockwell, 'Interrupted Odyssey: Ulysses S. Grant and the American Indians'

Mary Stockwell. Interrupted Odyssey: Ulysses S. Grant and the American Indians. World of Ulysses S. Grant Series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2018. ix + 256 pp. $34.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8093-3670-8.

Reviewed by Nick Sacco (Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site) Published on H-CivWar (June, 2019) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author Interview--Michael S. Frawley (Industrial Development and Manufacturing in the Antebellum Gulf South)

Hello H-CivWar Readers:

today we feature Michael S. Frawley to talk about his new book Industrial Development and Manufacturing in the Antebellum Gulf South: A Reevaluation, which just came out with Louisiana State University Press.

Michael S. Frawley is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. He received his Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.

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