Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Spring 09 titles of note

In the Trenches at Petersburg: Field Fortifications and Confederate Defeat by Earl J. Hess (Univ. of North Carolina Press, June 2009).

Emancipation's Diaspora: Race and Reconstruction in the Upper Midwest by Leslie A. Schwalm (Univ. of North Carolina Press, June 2009).

A Savage Conflict: The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War by Daniel E. Sutherland (Univ. of North Carolina Press, June 2009).

Wars within a War: Controversy and Conflict over the American Civil War eds. Joan Waugh and Gary W. Gallagher (Univ. of North Carolina Press, May 2009).

The Shiloh Campaign by Charles D Grear, Gary D. Joiner, John R Lundberg, and Grady McWhiney (Southern Illinois Univ. Press, April 2009).

The State of Jones: The Small Southern County that Seceded from the Confederacy by Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer (Doubleday, May 2009).

Modernizing a Slave Economy: The Economic Vision of the Confederate Nation by John Majewski (Univ. of North Carolina Press, March 2009).

Fire In The Cane Field: The Federal Invasion of Louisiana and Texas, January 1861-January 1863 by Donald S. Frazier (State House Press, April 2009).

Missouri's War: The Civil War in Documents by Silvana R. Siddali (Ohio Univ. Press, April 2009).

Chicago's Irish Legion: The 90th Illinois Volunteers in the Civil War by James B. Swan (Southern Illinois Univ. Press, March 2009).

The Last Confederate General: John C. Vaughn and His East Tennessee Cavalry by Charles Larry Gordon (Zenith Press, March 2009).

Jayhawkers: The Civil War Brigade of James Henry Lane
by Bryce D. Benedict (University of Oklahoma Press, March 2009).

The War in Words: Reading the Dakota Conflict Through the Captivity Literature by Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola (Univ. of Nebraska Press, March 2009).

What Shall We Do with the Negro?: Lincoln, White Racism, and Civil War America by Paul D. Escott (Univ. of Virginia Press, March 2009).

Master of War: The Life of General George H. Thomas by Benson Bobrick (Simon & Schuster, Feb. 2009).

And, a whole bunch of Lincoln books by some guys.


  1. There are several titles of interest on that list. Earl Hess has been working on that particular book for several years, and it promises to be a good one.

  2. Art,
    I see at least 5 or 6 must-buys in there. BTW, I was looking through Alexander Mendoza's CV in preparation for my review of his Longstreet book and noticed he is contributing to a forthcoming book you and Larry Hewitt are editing for UT Press, "Confederate Generals in the Western Theater". Sounds like another project to look forward to.


  3. Hello Drew

    As always, it is good to hear what is being published in the near future.

    Nice to hear about the Confed. General book by Univ. Tenn. Press. I also believe that Gary Joiner will be the editor for a new series by the press. Not sure when that series will be start to be published. They are really doing a good job with their publishing.

    Dr Hess's completion of his study on trench warfare in the east should also be very good. I had heard he was going to do the same thing on the western theater?

    The book on Shiloh is going to be the first in a series on the western battles. With Steven Woodworth acting as the editor, it should be very worthwhile.

    This post is very good news for us bibliophiles.

    Don Hallstrom

  4. Larry and I are working with UT Press on what we hope will be a series of volumes on Confederate generals in the Western Theater. The first will be reprints of articles by the likes of T. Harry Williams, Richard McMurry, and others. Subsequent volumes will all contain original essays. We have submitted two manuscripts so far. We are also are hopeful of getting UT Press to do at least two volumes of essays on Confederate generals in the Trans-Mississippi Theater.


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