Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Booknotes: The New York Times Disunion

New Arrival:
The New York Times Disunion: A History of the Civil War edited by Ted Widmer with Clay Risen and George Kalogerakis (Oxford UP, 2016).

As we all know, throughout the Sesquicentennial years the New York Times published a series of short essays penned by numerous writers and covering a kaleidoscope of Civil War related subject matter. Back in 2013, Ted Widmer edited a volume of selected Disunion essays (including some not originally published in the newspaper) for print publication under the title New York Times Disunion: Modern Historians Revisit and Reconsider the Civil War from Lincoln's Election to the Emancipation Proclamation. The new 2016 volume from Oxford is another curated collection from the same individuals. Chapter headings reveal the topical arrangement. These include "The Secession Crisis", "Slavery", "The Homefront", "The Battlefield", "Native Americans", "The Law", "The West", "International", "Emancipation", and "Consequences."

No comments:

Post a Comment

Blogger ID not required, but if you choose not to create one please sign your post with your name (no promotional information, please). Otherwise, your comment and/or link may be deleted.