Reviews

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: 
Nina Silber
Reviewer: 
Andrew Baker

Baker on Silber, 'This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America'

Nina Silber. This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 248 pp. $32.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-4654-1.

Reviewed by Andrew Baker (Auburn University) Published on H-CivWar (June, 2019) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author: 
Philip Gerard
Reviewer: 
Andrew Duppstadt

Duppstadt on Gerard, 'The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina'

Philip Gerard. The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. 362 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-4956-6.

Reviewed by Andrew Duppstadt (North Carolina Division of State Historic Sites) Published on H-CivWar (May, 2019) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Author: 
Loren Schweninger
Reviewer: 
Nicole Topich

Topich on Schweninger, 'Appealing for Liberty: Freedom Suits in the South'

Loren Schweninger. Appealing for Liberty: Freedom Suits in the South. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. x + 428 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-066428-2.

Reviewed by Nicole Topich (SUNY Upstate Medical University) Published on H-CivWar (May, 2019) Commissioned by Madeleine Forrest (Randolph-Macon College)

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Author: 
William Marvel
Reviewer: 
Jim Zibro

Zibro on Marvel, 'Lincoln's Mercenaries: Economic Motivation among Union Soldiers during the Civil War'

William Marvel. Lincoln's Mercenaries: Economic Motivation among Union Soldiers during the Civil War. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War Series. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2018. 352 pp. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-6952-0.

Reviewed by Jim Zibro (The Catholic University of America) Published on H-CivWar (May, 2019) Commissioned by Madeleine Forrest (Randolph-Macon College)

Author: 
Joanne Freeman
Reviewer: 
Adam Zucconi

Zucconi on Freeman, 'The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War'

Joanne Freeman. The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018. 384 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-374-15477-6.

Reviewed by Adam Zucconi (Richard Bland College) Published on H-CivWar (May, 2019) Commissioned by Madeleine Forrest (Randolph-Macon College)

Author: 
Jay Sexton
Reviewer: 
Evan A. Turiano

Turiano on Sexton, 'A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History'

Jay Sexton. A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History. New York: Basic Books, 2018. 256 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5416-1723-0.

Reviewed by Evan A. Turiano (City University of New York) Published on H-CivWar (April, 2019) Commissioned by Susan N. Deily-Swearingen (University of New Hampshire)

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)

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