Friday, January 06, 2012
The environmental Civil War
It was inevitable that the subject of environmental issues associated with the Civil War would emerge in the literature. Late 2010 saw Kelby Ouchley's Flora and Fauna of the Civil War: An Environmental Reference Guide (LSU), which I unfortunately never had the opportunity to read. This spring, University of Georgia Press will publish a pair of studies, Lisa Brady's War upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes during the American Civil War (April) and Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War by Megan Kate Nelson (May).