Author Interview--Robert R. Laven (A Burned Land) Part 1

Hello H-CivWar Readers:

Today we feature Robert R. Laven to talk about his book A Burned Land: The Trans-Mississippi in the Civil War, published by McFarland in 2019.

Robert R. Laven is a resident of Creve Coeur, Missouri and a U. S. Army veteran. He is also the author of Major General Philip Kearny: A Soldier and His Time in the American Civil War and The Last Troops of Autumn: A Military History of the Seventh Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment.

Re: Copperheadism, Imprisonment and the Politics of Federal Desertion

Hi Daniel,
Your area of research is well beyond my expertise, but your framing of this post in terms of Copperheadism begs the question: what obligation do soldiers -- or draftees -- have to serve when they disagree with the politics of the administration in office?

Author Interview--Amy L. Fluker (Commonwealth of Compromise)

Hello H-CivWar Readers:

Today we feature Amy Laurel Fluker to talk about her new book Commonwealth of Compromise: Civil War Commemoration in Missouri, published by the University of Missouri Press in June 2020.

Amy Laurel Fluker received her Ph.D. from the University of Mississippi and is an Assistant Professor of U.S. history at Youngstown State University.

To start, Amy, how did you get interested in writing a book about Civil War Memory in Missouri?

Author Interview-- Zachary Stuart Garrison (German Americans on the Middle Border) Part 2

Hello H-CivWar Readers:

Today we feature the second part of our interview with Zachary Stuart Garrison to talk about his new book German Americans on the Middle Border: From Antislavery to Reconciliation, 1830–1877, published by Southern Illinois University Press.

Part 1

Re: Author Interview-- Zachary Stuart Garrison (German Americans on the Middle Border) Part 1

For a view of German immigrants in a border city in Kentucky, see my recent article “Louisville's Germans in the Civil War Era” in the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Volume 117, Numbers 3 & 4, Autumn 2019, pp. 437-484
Printed copies can be obtained from the Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, Ky; it can be read for free during the COVID-19 pandemic.

See https://muse.jhu.edu/article/753714

Joe Reinhart

Re: Author Interview-- Zachary Stuart Garrison (German Americans on the Middle Border) Part 1

For a view of German immigrants in a border city in Kentucky, see my recent article “Louisville's Germans in the Civil War Era” in the Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Volume 117, Numbers 3 & 4, Autumn 2019, pp. 437-484
Printed copies can be obtained from the Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort, Ky; it can be read for free during the COVID-19 pandemic.

See https://muse.jhu.edu/article/753714

Joe Reinhart

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