Monday, May 26, 2008

Fall/Winter 2008 university press book releases (Updated)

Helpings from the available F/W catalogs (updated from previous post):

  • King Cotton Diplomacy: Foreign Relations of the CSA (3rd edition) by Frank L. Owsley.
  • The Fate of Texas: The Civil War in the Lone Star State ed. by Charles Grear.
  • The Lincoln-Douglas Debates: The Lincoln Studies Center Edition eds. Rodney O. Davis and Douglas L. Wilson.
  • The Lincoln Assassination: The Evidence eds. Edward Steers and William C. Edwards.
  • Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina by Edmund Drago.
Johns Hopkins:
  • Gustavus Vasa Fox of the Union Navy: A Biography by Ari Hoogenboom.
  • Faces of the Confederacy: An Album of Southern Soldiers and Their Stories by Ronald Coddington.
  • Abraham Lincoln: A Life by Michael Burlingame.
Burlingame's bio is 1,952 pages in a slip cased two-volume set. Drop hints to favored loved ones around Christmas time.

  • The Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat: Reality and Myth by Earl Hess.
  • Seeding Civil War: Kansas in the National News, 1854–1858 by Craig Miner.
  • Kentuckians in Gray: Confederate Generals and Field Officers of the Bluegrass State ed. by Bruce Allardice and Lawrence Hewitt.
  • Virginia at War, 1863 eds. William C. Davis and James I. Robertson.
  • Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era by William Cooper.
  • The Papers of Jefferson Davis, Volume 12 ed. by Lynda Lasswell Crist, Suzanne Scott Gibbs, Brady Hutchison, and Elizabeth Henson Smith.
  • Thomas Ewing Jr.: Frontier Lawyer and Civil War General by Ronald Smith.
  • The Making of a Southerner: William Barclay Napton's Private Civil War by Christopher Phillips.
  • Confederate Colonels: A Biographical Register by Bruce Allardice.
  • Lincoln's Veteran Volunteers Win the War: The Hudson Valley's Ross Brothers and the Union's Fight for Emancipation by D. Reid Ross.
  • Antietam, South Mountain, and Harpers Ferry: A Battlefield Guide by Ethan Rafuse.

North Carolina:
  • Shenandoah 1862: Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign by Peter Cozzens.
  • Disunion! The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789–1859 by Elizabeth Varon.
  • Freedom: A Documentary History of Emancipation, 1861–1867 Series 3, Volume 1: Land and Labor, 1865 eds. Hahn, Miller, O’Donovan, Rodrigue, and Rowland.
  • Mutiny at Fort Jackson: The Untold Story of the Fall of New Orleans by Michael Pierson.
  • Gender and the Sectional Conflict by Nina Silber.
  • North Carolinians in the Era of the Civil War and Reconstruction ed. by Paul Escott.
Within a few weeks, I hope to finish my reading of the Cozzens ARC. Varon's book will be the first of a new series The Littlefield History of the Civil War Era. Modern inquiries into the fall of New Orleans continue to absent themselves from the work of historians, so Pierson's book is certainly welcomed.

  • Missouri's War: The Civil War in Documents ed. by Silvana R. Siddali.
Southern Illinois:
  • A Just and Righteous Cause: Benjamin H. Grierson's Civil War Memoir ed. by Bruce J. Dinges and Shirley A. Leckie.
  • Cumberland Blood: Champ Ferguson's Civil War by Thomas Mays.

Texas A&M Consortium:
  • Andersonvilles of the North: The Myths and Realities of Northern Treatment of Civil War Confederate Prisoners by James Gillispie. (UNT)
  • Confederate Struggle for Command: General James Longstreet and the First Corps in the West by Alexander Mendoza. (TAMU)
  • Texas Confederate, Reconstruction Governor by Kenneth Wayne Howell. (TAMU)
  • Texas Civil War Artifacts by Richard Mather Ahlstrom. (UNT)
I could imagine the Mendoza book having a wide appeal among CW readers. Putting aside Chickamauga and Chattanooga, little has been written about Longstreet's 1863-1864 East Tennessee campaign.

1 comment:

  1. Drew,
    A very helpful post, indeed! I look forward to checking out a few of these offerings.

    Andrew @ Civil War Navy


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