Excerpt: War on the Waters, by James M. McPherson

In this excerpt, McPherson discusses the blockade on the Confederacy and how if affected the definition of the Confederacy as insurrectionist or a legitimate nation. Continue Reading Excerpt: War on the Waters, by James M. McPherson

UNC Press at the Southern Festival of Books: Nashville takes us by storm

Liveblog of UNC Press’s weekend at the Southern Festival of Books October 12-14, 2012, Nashville, TN. Featuring authors, mistaken identity, great food, and gale-force winds. Continue Reading UNC Press at the Southern Festival of Books: Nashville takes us by storm

James McPherson’s top five books on the Civil War away from the battlefield

The Wall Street Journal has published a series of “Five Best” book lists in various subjects this month, including books on financial meltdowns and books on the history of medicine. This week’s list offers Pulitzer Prize-winning author James M. McPherson‘s top five books about the Civil War away from the battlefield. Of the five books… Continue Reading James McPherson’s top five books on the Civil War away from the battlefield