Reviews

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

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

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?

Author: 
John T. Hubbell, ed
Reviewer: 
James Sandy

Sandy on Hubbell, 'Conflict and Command. Civil War History Readers, Volume 1'


John T. Hubbell, ed. Conflict and Command. Civil War History Readers, Volume 1. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2012. 336 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-60635-118-5.

Reviewed by James Sandy (Texas Tech University)
Published on H-CivWar (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

An Unusual Fondness for War

Author: 
Gregory D. Smithers
Reviewer: 
Christine E. Sears

Sears on Smithers, 'Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History'


Gregory D. Smithers. Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2013. xii + 257 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-4238-1; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8130-4960-1.

Reviewed by Christine E. Sears (University of Alabama in Huntsville)
Published on H-CivWar (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

No Magnolias or Mint Juleps

Author: 
Kathryn Shively Meier
Reviewer: 
Matthew Hulbert

Hulbert on Meier, 'Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia'


Kathryn Shively Meier. Nature's Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. 256 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-1076-4.

Reviewed by Matthew Hulbert (University of Georgia)
Published on H-CivWar (January, 2015)
Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

A Million Ways to Stay Alive during the Civil War

Author: 
Timothy L. Wesley
Reviewer: 
Lisa Zevorich Susner

Zevorich Susner on Longenecker, 'Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity, and Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North' and Wesley, 'The Politics of Faith during the Civil War'


Stephen L. Longenecker. Gettysburg Religion: Refinement, Diversity, and Race in the Antebellum and Civil War Border North. New York: Fordham University Press. xiv + 246 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8232-5519-1.Timothy L. Wesley. The Politics of Faith during the Civil War. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2013. 320 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-5001-6.

Author: 
Kim Murphy
Reviewer: 
Laura Mammina

Mammina on Murphy, 'I Had Rather Die: Rape in the Civil War'


Kim Murphy. I Had Rather Die: Rape in the Civil War. Batesville: Coachlight Press, 2014. 180 pp. $14.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-936785-15-5; $21.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-936785-16-2.

Reviewed by Laura Mammina (University of Alabama)
Published on H-CivWar (December, 2014)
Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Exploding the Myth of the Low-Rape War

Author: 
Jonathan Halperin Earle, Diane Mutti Burke, eds.
Reviewer: 
Amy Fluker

Fluker on Earle and Burke, 'Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border'


Jonathan Halperin Earle, Diane Mutti Burke, eds. Bleeding Kansas, Bleeding Missouri: The Long Civil War on the Border. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2013. xii + 346 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1928-3; $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7006-1929-0.

Reviewed by Amy Fluker (University of Mississippi)
Published on H-CivWar (December, 2014)
Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

The Border War Comes of Age

Author: 
Cheryl Janifer LaRoche
Reviewer: 
Marcus Nevius

Nevius on LaRoche, 'Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance'


Cheryl Janifer LaRoche. Free Black Communities and the Underground Railroad: The Geography of Resistance. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2014. xviii + 232 pp. $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-03804-4; $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-07954-2.

Reviewed by Marcus Nevius (Ohio State University)
Published on H-CivWar (November, 2014)
Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Author: 
William A. Link, David Brown, Brian E. Ward, Martyn Bone, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sarah Bowman

Bowman on Link and Brown and Ward and Bone, 'Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South'


William A. Link, David Brown, Brian E. Ward, Martyn Bone, eds. Creating Citizenship in the Nineteenth-Century South. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2013. 304 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-4413-2.

Reviewed by Sarah Bowman (Yale University)
Published on H-CivWar (November, 2014)
Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Negotiating Belonging: Citizenship as Contestation in the Nineteenth-Century South

Author: 
Christopher Childers
Reviewer: 
Michael Green

Green on Childers, 'The Failure of Popular Sovereignty: Slavery, Manifest Destiny, and the Radicalization of Southern Politics'


Christopher Childers. The Failure of Popular Sovereignty: Slavery, Manifest Destiny, and the Radicalization of Southern Politics. American Political Thought Series. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2012. 348 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-1868-2.

Reviewed by Michael Green
Published on H-CivWar (October, 2014)
Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

Slavery as Sovereign

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