Tag: reconstruction

  • Civil War Book Acquisitions, November 2014

    It’s been quite awhile since my last book acquisitions post, and now that the 150th anniversary of the Siege of Petersburg is about to go into winter quarters for a bit, posting at TOCWOC should again pick up.  Here are some recent arrivals along with my short comments on each: A Gunner in Lee’s Army: […]

  • News from Carolina

    Rebel or loyalist? Sometimes it was hard to tell. On the surface, wealthy Lincolnton businessman and slaveholder John Phifer may have appeared loyal to Dixie. His textile mill on the South Fork River cranked out products much needed in the embattled South. His three sons were officers in the Confederate Army, and two died fighting […]

  • Review: The General and Monaville, Texas

    The General and Monaville, Texas By Joe G. Bax 168 pages Aug. 1, 2009 Emerald Book Company Touching on a piece of history that I think is too often overlooked, author Joe G. Bax successfully paints a vivid picture of a small Texas town during the tumultuous period that followed the Civil War. With a […]

  • Review: A Dangerous Stir: Fear, Paranoia, and the Making of Reconstruction

    A Dangerous Stir: Fear, Paranoia, and the Making of Reconstruction (Civil War America) by Mark Wahlgren Summers Product Details Hardcover: 344 pages Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (September 10, 2009) Language: English ISBN-10: 0807833045 ISBN-13: 978-0807833049 People who read history know how the story ends.  We have read the last chapter of the […]