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01.02 Dr. Wilson’s Top Selection of the Month

For May 2018 — White, Howard Ray, Understanding Abe Lincoln’s First Shot Strategy (Inciting Confederates to Fire First at Fort Sumter), published in 2011 and 2014[Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/21-short-history-booklets-by-society-members/21-13-booklets-concerning-history-between-1850-and-1885/21-13-01/

For April 2018 — Masters, Edgar Lee, Lincoln, The Man, published in 1931. [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/02-period-histories/02-25-the-dark-side-of-northern-culture-1920-1940/02-25-01/

For March 2018 — Grant, Susan-Mary, North Over South: Northern Nationalism and American Identity in the Antebellum Era, published in 2000. [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/02-period-histories/02-22-the-dark-side-of-northern-culture-1821-1855/02-22-02/

For February 2018 — Raimondo Luraghi, The Rise and Fall of the Plantation South, Published in 1978 [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-life-recommended-reading/10-schools-and-education/10-07-southern-social-philosophy-irrespective-of-the-era/10-07-01/

For January 2018 — Sale, Kirkpatrick, Emancipation Hell: The Tragedy Wrought by the Emancipation Proclamation, Published in 2012 [Click below to read review]

02.07.16 Sale, Kirkpatrick, Emancipation Hell: The Tragedy Wrought By the Emancipation Proclamation 150 Years Ago, published in 2012

For December 2017 — Adams, Richard, Traveller, Published in 1988  [Click below to read review]

11.04.08 : Adams, Richard, Traveller, published in 1988.

For November 2017 — Fletcher, John Gould, Arkansas, Published in 1947  [Click below to read review]

03.13.01 John Gould Fletcher, Arkansas (A History of the State), published in 1947.

For October 2017 — Webb, Walter Prescott, The Great Plains, Published in 1931  [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/03-regional-histories/03-16-regional-histories-texas/03-16-03-regional-histories-texas-a-suggested-reading/

For September 2017 — Walters, John B., Merchant of Terror: Sherman and Total War, Published in 1973  [Click below to read review]

02.07.13 Walters, John B., Merchant of Terror: General Sherman and Total War, published in 1973 by Bobbs-Merrill Company.

For August 2017 — Pryor, Mrs. Roger A., Reminiscences of Peace and War, Published in 1904  [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/02-period-histories/02-07-period-histories-war-between-the-states-from-1861-to-1865/02-07-14/

For July 2017 — Graham, Paul C., When the Yankees Come, Published in 2016  [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/03-regional-histories/03-04-regional-histories-south-carolina/03-04-10/

For June 2017 — Chodes, John, Washington’s KKK: The Union League, Published in 2016  [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/02-period-histories/02-23-the-dark-side-of-northern-culture-1856-1884/02-23-21/

For May 2017 — Bennett, Joyce, Maryland, My Maryland: Cultural Cleansing of a Small Southern State (original title: Letters from the Outpost), Published in 2014  [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/03-regional-histories/03-02-regional-histories-maryland-and-delaware/03-02-02-regional-histories-maryland-and-delaware-a-suggested-reading/

For April 2017 — Wilson, Clyde N., Defending Dixie, Essays in Southern History and Culture, Published in 2006  [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-life-recommended-reading/10-schools-and-education/10-19-southern-political-philosophy-irrespective-of-era/10-19-02/

For March 2017 — Harrison, Constance Cary, Recollections, Grave and Gay, Published in 1911  [Click below to read review]

05.11.03 Harrison, Constance Cary (Mrs. Burton Harrison) Recollections, Grave and Gay. Published in 1911.

For February 2017 — Nichols, Alice, Bleeding Kansas, Published in 1954 [Click below to read review]

02.06.01 Nichols, Alice, Bleeding Kansas, published in 1954, Oxford University Press.

For January 2017 — Kibler, James E., Our Fathers’ Fields, a Southern Story, Published in 1990 [Click below to read review]

03.04.04 Kibler, James Everett, Our Fathers’ Fields: a Southern Story, published in 1998.

For December 2016 — Simms, William Gilmore, The Golden Christmas, Published in 1852  [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-life-recommended-reading/08-southern-family-life/08-02-southern-family-life-urban-life/08-02-01-southern-family-life-urban-life-a-suggested-reading/

For November 2016 — Rutledge, Archibald, Home by the River and My Colonel and His Lady, Published in 1941 and 1937  [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-life-recommended-reading/08-southern-family-life/08-01-southern-family-life-rural-life/08-01-06-southern-family-life-rural-life-a-suggested-reading/

For October 2016 — Gordon, Caroline, Aleck Maury, Sportsman, Published in 1934.

 

For September 2016 — Fehrenbach, T. R., Lone Star: A History of Texas and Texans, Published in 1868  [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/03-regional-histories/03-16-regional-histories-texas/03-16-01-regional-histories-texas-a-suggested-reading/

For August 2016 — Semmes, Raphael, Memoirs of Service Afloat, During the War Between the States, Published in 1869  [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/05-military-histories/05-05-military-histories-war-between-the-states/05-05-07-military-histories-war-between-the-states-a-suggested-reading/

For July 2016 — Washington, Booker T., Up from Slavery, published in 1901  [Click below to read review]

07.13.01 07.12.01 Washington, Booker T., Up from Slavery, an autobiography published in 1901 by Doubleday.

For June 2016 — Wilson, Clyde N., ed., Chronicles of the South, 2 vols. Published in 2011    [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/01-epic-histories/01-20-concerning-southern-literature/01-20-07/

For May 2016 — Walter Brion Cisco, War Crimes Against Southern Civilians, published in 2007.  [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/05-military-histories/05-05-military-histories-war-between-the-states/05-05-11-military-histories-war-between-the-states-a-suggested-reading/

For April 2016 — Margaret L. Coit, John C. Calhoun: American Portrait, published in 1950.  [Click below to read review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-life-recommended-reading/07-important-biographies/07-01-important-biographies-political-leaders/07-01-08-important-biographies-political-leaders-a-suggested-reading/

For March 2016 — Donald Davidson, The Tennessee, 2 vols.: The Old River: Frontier to Secession; The New River: Civil War to TVA, published in 1946-1948.  [Click below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/03-regional-histories/03-08-regional-histories-tennessee/03-08-01-regional-histories-tennessee-a-suggested-reading/

For February 2016 — DiLorenzo, Thomas, The Real Lincoln: A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War, published in 2002.  [Click below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/02-period-histories/02-25-the-dark-side-of-northern-culture-1920-1940/02-25-02/

For January 2016 — Alden, John Richard, The First South, published in 1961.  [Click on link below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-life-recommended-reading/10-schools-and-education/10-11-political-philosophy-1787-1860/10-11-12/

For December 2015 — Luraghi, Raimondo, A History of the Confederate Navy, published in 1996.  [Click on link below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/05-military-histories/05-05-military-histories-war-between-the-states/05-05-08-military-histories-war-between-the-states-a-suggested-reading/

For November 2015 — Henry, Robert Selph, The Story of Reconstruction, published in 1938.  [Click on link below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/02-period-histories/02-08-period-histories-political-reconstruction-and-the-struggle-for-healing-from-1866-to-1884/02-08-03-period-histories-political-reconstruction-and-the-struggle-for-healing-from-1866-to-1884-a-suggested-reading/

For October 2015 — Taylor, Richard, Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War, published in 1879.  [Click on link below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/05-military-histories/05-05-military-histories-war-between-the-states/05-05-14-military-histories-war-between-the-states-a-suggested-reading/

For September 2015 — Calhoun, John C., (Clyde N. Wilson, editor), The Essential Calhoun: Selections from Writings, Speeches and Letters, published in 2000.  [Click on link below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-life-recommended-reading/10-schools-and-education/10-11-political-philosophy-1787-1860/10-11-08/

For August 2015 — Clyde N. Wilson, Howard Ray White and 14 members of the Society, Understanding the War Between the States, published in 2015.  [Click on link below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/freebooklet/

For July 2015 — Cleanth Brooks, The Language of the American South, published in 1985.  [Click on link below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-life-recommended-reading/11-southern-literature/11-09-southern-literature-southern-view-of-southern-culture/11-09-01-southern-literature-southern-view-of-southern-culture-a-suggested-reading/

For June 2015 — Ransom, John Crowe, with Donald Davidson, Allen Tate, Robert Penn Warren, Andrew Lytle, Frank Owsley, Lyle Lanier, Herman Nixon, John Wade, Henry Kline, John Fletcher and Stark Young, I’ll Take My Stand: The South and the Agrarian Tradition, published in 1930.  [Click on link below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-life-recommended-reading/10-schools-and-education/10-14-political-philosophy-1920-1940/10-14-01-new/

For May 2015 — Howard Ray White, Bloodstains, the fourth volume, Political Reconstruction and the Struggle for Healing, published in 2012.  [Click on link below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/01-epic-histories/01-10-histories-that-are-epic-in-scope-of-time/01-10-01/

For April 2015 — Shelby Foote, The Civil War, A Narrative, in three volumes, 3 volumes, published 1958, 1963 and 1974.  [Click on link below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/05-military-histories/05-05-military-histories-war-between-the-states/05-05-01-military-histories-war-between-the-states-a-suggested-reading/

For March 2015 — M. E. Bradford, A Better Guide than Reason: Federalists and Anti-Federalists, published in 1994.  [Click on link below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-life-recommended-reading/10-schools-and-education/10-15-political-philosophy-1861-1940/10-15-05/

For February 2015 — Howard Ray White, Bloodstains, the third Volume, The Bleeding, published in 2007.  [Click on link below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/02-period-histories/02-00-epic-histories-covering-120-to-250-or-more-years/02-00-01/

For January 2015 — William Faulkner, The Unvanquished, published in 1934.  [Click on link below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-life-recommended-reading/11-southern-literature/11-04-southern-literature-set-during-the-war-between-the-states/11-04-03-southern-literature-set-during-the-war-between-the-states-a-suggested-reading/

For December 2014 — Weaver, Richard M., The Southern Essays of Richard M. Weaver, G. M. Curtis III and J. J. Thompson, Jr., editors, published in 1987.  [Click on link below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/20-interpretations-and-commentary-by-members/20-00-our-commentary-concerning-especially-important-southerners-and-their-works/20-00-08/

For November 2014 — Simms, William Gilmore, His 8 Revolutionary War “Romances,” JoscelynThe PartisanMellichampeKatherine WaltonThe Scout,The ForayersEutaw and Woodcraft, published 1935-1867. [Click on Link below to read review].

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-life-recommended-reading/11-southern-literature/11-02-southern-literature-set-in-the-revolutionary-era/11-02-03-southern-literature-set-in-the-revolutionary-era-a-suggested-reading/

For October 2014 — White, Howard Ray, Bloodstains, An Epic History of the Politics that Produced and Sustained the American Civil War and the Political Reconstruction that Followed, Volume Two, The Demagogues, published in 2003.  [Click Link to Read Review]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/02-period-histories/02-00-epic-histories-covering-120-to-250-or-more-years/02-00-01/

For September 2014 — The Colonial Novels of Inglis Fletcher (Organized around two time periods) 

Inglis Fletcher, Novels of her Carolina Series: Men of AlbemarleLusty Wind for CarolinaRoanoke HundredBennett’s Welcome,Cormorants Brood and Wicked Lady, published 1942-1976.  [Click Link to Read Review]

 http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-life-recommended-reading/11-southern-literature/11-01-southern-literature-set-in-the-colonial-era/11-01-02-southern-literature-set-in-the-colonial-era-a-suggested-reading/

Inglis Fletcher, Historical Novels in the Carolina Series: Toil of the BraveQueen’s GiftThe ScotswomanThe Wind in the Forestand Rogue’s Harbor, published 1942-1976.  [Click Link to Read Review]

 http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-life-recommended-reading/11-southern-literature/11-02-southern-literature-set-in-the-revolutionary-era/11-02-01-southern-literature-set-in-the-revolutionary-era-a-suggested-reading/

For August 2014 — White, Howard Ray, Bloodstains, An Epic History of the Politics that Produced and Sustained the American Civil War and the Political Reconstruction that Followed, Volume One, The Nation Builders, published in 2003.  [Click Link to Read Review]

 http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/02-period-histories/02-00-epic-histories-covering-120-to-250-or-more-years/02-00-01/

For July 2014 — Johnson, Ludwell H., North Against South:  The American Iliad, 1848—1877published in 1993.  [Click Link to Read Review.]

http://southernhistorians.org/the-societys-southern-history-recommended-reading/02-period-histories/02-07-period-histories-war-between-the-states-from-1861-to-1865/02-07-03-period-histories-war-between-the-states-from-1861-to-1865-a-suggested-reading/