Reviews

Author: 
Michael P. Gray, ed.
Reviewer: 
Thomas F. Curran

Curran on Gray, 'Crossing the Deadlines: Civil War Prisons Reconsidered'

Michael P. Gray, ed. Crossing the Deadlines: Civil War Prisons Reconsidered. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2018. 256 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60635-341-7.

Reviewed by Thomas F. Curran (Cor Jesu Academy) Published on H-CivWar (April, 2019) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author: 
Joan E. Cashin, ed.
Reviewer: 
John Coski

Coski on Cashin, 'War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era'

Joan E. Cashin, ed. War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 280 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-4319-9; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-4320-5.

Reviewed by John Coski (American Civil War Museum) Published on H-CivWar (March, 2019) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author: 
Kristopher A. Teters
Reviewer: 
Roy "Trae" Wisecarver

Wisecarver on Teters, 'Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater during the Civil War'

Kristopher A. Teters. Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater during the Civil War. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 240 pp. $32.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-3886-7.

Reviewed by Roy "Trae" Wisecarver (Texas A&M University) Published on H-CivWar (March, 2019) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author: 
Earl J. Hess
Reviewer: 
Thomas Army

Army on Hess, 'Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War'

Earl J. Hess. Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War. Civil War America Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Illustrations, maps. 408 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-4342-7.

Reviewed by Thomas Army (University of Massachusetts Amherst) Published on H-CivWar (March, 2019) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author: 
Diane Miller Sommerville
Reviewer: 
Katie Thompson

Thompson on Sommerville, 'Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South'

Diane Miller Sommerville. Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 448 pp. $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-4356-4; $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-4330-4.

Reviewed by Katie Thompson (West Virginia University) Published on H-CivWar (February, 2019) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author: 
Andrew E. Masich
Reviewer: 
Cecily Zander

Zander on Masich, 'Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands, 1861-1867'

Andrew E. Masich. Civil War in the Southwest Borderlands, 1861-1867. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2017. x + 454 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8061-5572-2.

Reviewed by Cecily Zander (Penn State University) Published on H-CivWar (February, 2019) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author: 
Peter S. Carmichael
Reviewer: 
Christopher Rein

Rein on Carmichael, 'The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies'

Peter S. Carmichael. The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 408 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-4309-0.

Reviewed by Christopher Rein (Combat Studies Institute, The Army Press) Published on H-CivWar (February, 2019) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author: 
Charles B. Strozier
Reviewer: 
Holly Pinheiro

Pinheiro on Strozier, 'Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed'

Charles B. Strozier. Your Friend Forever, A. Lincoln: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. xxv + 307 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17132-8.

Reviewed by Holly Pinheiro (University of Iowa) Published on H-CivWar (January, 2019) Commissioned by Susan N. Deily-Swearingen (University of New Hampshire)

Author: 
William C. Davis
Reviewer: 
Charles R. Bowery

Bowery on Davis, 'Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee--The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged.'

William C. Davis. Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee--The War They Fought, the Peace They Forged. New York: Da Capo Press, 2015. 1 online resource (689 pp.). ISBN 978-0-306-82245-2.

Reviewed by Charles R. Bowery Published on H-CivWar (October, 2015) Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Lives and Legacies of the Civil War's Greatest Captains

Author: 
Barbara Krauthamer
Reviewer: 
Jennifer Stinson

Stinson on Krauthamer, 'Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South'

Barbara Krauthamer. Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. xiii + 211 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-0710-8.

Reviewed by Jennifer Stinson (Saginaw Valley State University) Published on H-CivWar (October, 2015) Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

African Americans, Choctaws, and Chickasaws in the Civil War Era

Author: 
Stephen V. Ash
Reviewer: 
Shannon Smith

Smith on Ash, 'A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year after the Civil War'

Stephen V. Ash. A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year after the Civil War. New York: Hill and Wang, 2013. 286 pp. $27.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8090-6797-8; $19.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8090-6830-2.

Reviewed by Shannon Smith (College of St. Benedict and St. John's University) Published on H-CivWar (September, 2015) Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Race, Rioting, and Reconstruction

Author: 
Jeremy J. Tewell
Reviewer: 
Glenn David Brasher

Brasher on Tewell, 'A Self-Evident Lie: Southern Slavery and the Threat to American Freedom'

Jeremy J. Tewell. A Self-Evident Lie: Southern Slavery and the Threat to American Freedom. American Abolitionism and Antislavery Series. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2013. vii + 168 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-60635-145-1; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60635-225-0.

Reviewed by Glenn David Brasher (University of Alabama) Published on H-CivWar (August, 2015) Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Liberty or Enslavement for All?

Author: 
James M. McPherson
Reviewer: 
Charles Wexler

Wexler on McPherson, 'War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865'

James M. McPherson. War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865. Littlefield History of the Civil War Era Series. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012. Maps. 277 pp. n.p. (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3588-3.

Reviewed by Charles Wexler (Auburn University) Published on H-CivWar (June, 2015) Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

A Brief Look at the Civil War at Sea

Author: 
David Williams
Reviewer: 
Justin Behrend

Behrend on Williams, 'I Freed Myself: African American Self-Emancipation in the Civil War Era'

David Williams. I Freed Myself: African American Self-Emancipation in the Civil War Era. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 274 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-01649-1; $27.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-60249-6.

Reviewed by Justin Behrend (SUNY-Geneseo) Published on H-CivWar (April, 2015) Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Who Freed the Slaves?

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