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Author: 
Erin Stewart Mauldin
Reviewer: 
Matthew M. Stith

Stith on Mauldin, 'Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South'

Erin Stewart Mauldin. Unredeemed Land: An Environmental History of Civil War and Emancipation in the Cotton South. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. 256 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-086517-7.

Reviewed by Matthew M. Stith (University of Texas at Tyler) Published on H-CivWar (July, 2019) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author: 
Nico Wouters, Laurence van Ypersele, ed.
Reviewer: 
Jared M. Granato

Granato on Wouters and Ypersele, 'Nations, Identities and the First World War: Shifting Loyalties to the Fatherland'

Nico Wouters, Laurence van Ypersele, ed. Nations, Identities and the First World War: Shifting Loyalties to the Fatherland. Bloomsbury: Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. Illustrations. 320 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-03643-7.

Reviewed by Jared M. Granato (University of Kentucky) Published on H-CivWar (July, 2019) Commissioned by Susan N. Deily-Swearingen (University of New Hampshire)

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.

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