Reviews

Author: 
Alice Baumgartner
Reviewer: 
Patrick Kelly

Kelly on Baumgartner, 'South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War'

Alice Baumgartner. South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War. New York: Basic Books, 2020. xi + 365 pp. $26.10 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5416-1778-0

Reviewed by Patrick Kelly (UTSA) Published on H-CivWar (January, 2022) Commissioned by Niels Eichhorn

Author: 
Diana Dretske
Reviewer: 
Timothy Roberts

Roberts on Dretske, 'The Bonds of War: A Story of Immigrants and Esprit de Corps in Company C, 96th Illinois Volunteer Infantry'

Diana Dretske. The Bonds of War: A Story of Immigrants and Esprit de Corps in Company C, 96th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Engaging the Civil War series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2021. 276 pp. $26.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8093-3820-7

Author: 
Thomas F. Curran
Reviewer: 
Caroline Newhall

Newhall on Curran, 'Women Making War: Female Confederate Prisoners and Union Military Justice'

Thomas F. Curran. Women Making War: Female Confederate Prisoners and Union Military Justice. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2020. 274 pp. $26.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8093-3803-0

Author: 
Kevin Waite
Reviewer: 
Luke Ritter

Ritter on Waite, 'West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire'

Kevin Waite. West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire. The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2021. Illustrations. xv + 372 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-6319-7; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-6318-0. 

Author: 
Nicholas Keefauver Roland
Reviewer: 
Richard B. McCaslin

McCaslin on Roland, 'Violence in the Hill Country: The Texas Frontier in the Civil War Era'

Nicholas Keefauver Roland. Violence in the Hill Country: The Texas Frontier in the Civil War Era. Clifton and Shirley Caldwell Texas Heritage Endowment Series. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2021. 288 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4773-2175-1.

Reviewed by Richard B. McCaslin (University of North Texas) Published on H-CivWar (September, 2021) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author: 
Kenneth W. Noe
Reviewer: 
Lisa M. Brady

Brady on Noe, 'The Howling Storm: Climate, Weather, and the American Civil War'

Kenneth W. Noe. The Howling Storm: Climate, Weather, and the American Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2020. 688 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-7320-6.

Reviewed by Lisa M. Brady (Boise State University) Published on H-CivWar (September, 2021) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

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Author: 
Jonathan A. Noyalas
Reviewer: 
Lucas Somers

Somers on Noyalas, 'Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era'

Jonathan A. Noyalas. Slavery and Freedom in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War Era. Southern Dissent Series. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2021. Illustrations, tables. 250 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-6686-8

Author: 
Nicole Myers Turner
Reviewer: 
Peter Porsche

Porsche on Turner, 'Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia'

Nicole Myers Turner. Soul Liberty: The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2020. Illustrations, graphs, tables, maps. 223 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-5522-2; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-5523-9

 

Author: 
Amy Laurel Fluker
Reviewer: 
Luke Ritter

Ritter on Fluker, 'Commonwealth of Compromise: Civil War Commemoration in Missouri'

Amy Laurel Fluker. Commonwealth of Compromise: Civil War Commemoration in Missouri. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2020. xiii + 267 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8262-2208-4.

Reviewed by Luke Ritter (New Mexico Highlands University) Published on H-CivWar (June, 2021) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author: 
Steven E. Woodworth, Charles D. Grear, ed.
Reviewer: 
Bradley R. Clampitt

Clampitt on Woodworth and Grear, 'Vicksburg Besieged'

Steven E. Woodworth, Charles D. Grear, ed. Vicksburg Besieged. Civil War Campaigns in the West Series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps. 200 pp. $29.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8093-3783-5.

Reviewed by Bradley R. Clampitt (East Central University) Published on H-CivWar (June, 2021) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author: 
David Prior
Reviewer: 
Dustin McLochlin

McLochlin on Prior, 'Between Freedom and Progress: The Lost World of Reconstruction Politics'

David Prior. Between Freedom and Progress: The Lost World of Reconstruction Politics. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2019. 272 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-6968-1.

Reviewed by Dustin McLochlin (Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums) Published on H-CivWar (June, 2021) Commissioned by Madeleine Forrest (Virginia Military Institute)

Author: 
Michael J. Turner
Reviewer: 
Beau Cleland

Cleland on Turner, 'Stonewall Jackson, Beresford Hope, and the Meaning of the American Civil War in Britain'

Michael J. Turner. Stonewall Jackson, Beresford Hope, and the Meaning of the American Civil War in Britain. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2020. xii + 334 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-7108-0.

Reviewed by Beau Cleland (University of Calgary) Published on H-CivWar (May, 2021) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author: 
Claire M. Wolnisty
Reviewer: 
Roberto Saba

Saba on Wolnisty, 'A Different Manifest Destiny: U.S. Southern Identity and Citizenship in Nineteenth-Century South America'

Claire M. Wolnisty. A Different Manifest Destiny: U.S. Southern Identity and Citizenship in Nineteenth-Century South America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2020. 180 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4962-0790-6

Reviewed by Roberto Saba (Wesleyan University) Published on H-CivWar (May, 2021) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author: 
David A. Powell
Reviewer: 
William Glenn Robertson

Robertson on Powell, 'The Impulse of Victory: Ulysses S. Grant at Chattanooga'

David A. Powell. The Impulse of Victory: Ulysses S. Grant at Chattanooga. The World of Ulysses S. Grant Series. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2020. Illustrations, maps. 264 pp. $34.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8093-3801-6.

Reviewed by William Glenn Robertson (Combat Studies Institute) Published on H-CivWar (March, 2021) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

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