Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Confederate Cherokees (Updated Edition)

Like most of their publishing seasons, the Spring-Summer 2017 catalog from LSU Press has some intriguing titles. One of them is an "updated edition" of W. Craig Gaines's The Confederate Cherokees: John Drew's Regiment of Mounted Rifles (May '17). I posted some thoughts about the 1989 first edition [here] back in 2007. Unfortunately, the new description doesn't hint at what's been updated. The original narrative was fine but very brief. Undoubtedly, more useful primary source material has emerged over the past 30 years, and there's a richer secondary literature with which the author might engage. I am looking forward to seeing what was done with it.

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