Saturday, June 6, 2015

FW catalogs (Part 2)


Slavery and Secession in Arkansas: A Documentary History edited by James J. Gigantino.
Gigantino's selections are "(d)rawn from contemporary pamphlets, broadsides, legislative debates, public addresses, newspapers, and private correspondence" and document the period between the the early months of 1859 and summer 1861.

Historical Archaeology of Arkansas: A Hidden Diversity edited by Carl G. Drexler.
There's Civil War site coverage among the nine essays in the book, thus it's inclusion in the list.
Ambrose Bierce and the Period of Honorable Strife: The Civil War and the Emergence of an American Writer by Christopher K. Coleman.
There's no shortage of writing connecting Bierce's writing to his war service but this new book seems to offer the deepest look yet at Bierce and the 9th Indiana through their movements and battles.

Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America by William B. Kurtz
Kurtz examines how American Catholics used war service as a means to counter nativism, religious discrimination, and questioned patriotism.

Gender and the Jubilee: Black Freedom and the Reconstruction of Citizenship in Civil War Missouri by Sharon Romeo.
The book examines the use of the U.S. military justice system by black Missouri women "to lodge complaints against employers and former masters, (seek) legal recognition of their marriages, and (claim) pensions as the widows of war veterans." Through the military legal system, these women staked claims to "citizenship rights well before they would be guaranteed through the establishment of the Fourteenth Amendment."

A Rebel War Clerk’s Diary At the Confederate States Capital Volume 1: April 1861–July 1863 and Volume 2: August 1863–April 1865 by J. B. Jones, edited by James I. Robertson, Jr.
In this new edition of the famous Jones diaries, Robertson "provides introductions to each volume, over 2,700 endnotes that identify, clarify, and expand on Jones’s material, and a first ever index which makes Jones’s unique insights and observations accessible to interested readers."

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