I am going to read A Slave's Cause by Manisha Sinha. Recently I heard a Zoom broadcast by Dr. Sinha on feminism and was so impressed that I decided to read what I could find. Since feminism has roots in the abolitionist movement, I decided to start here.
Looks interesting, I'll have to look into it.I just recently acquired The Enemy Never Came - The Civil war in the Pacific Northwest by Scott McArthur. I'm excited to read this one and found it interesting because it tells the history of the PNW during the time of the Civil War. If anybody knows of any other books set in the PNW during the Civil War, please let me know.
Quite a collection thereI am now halfway thru the third volume of Shelby Foote’s trilogy and am still savoring it. Getting on eBay soon after the Gettysburg trip though I made quite a haul by getting all of these books used for just a little over $30:
-The Gettysburg Campaign by Coddington
-Culp’s Hill and Cemetery Hill by Harry Pfanz
-Gettysburg The Second Day by Harry Pfanz
-Gettysburg Day Three by Jeffrey Wert
-The Fredericksburg Campaign by Francis O’Reilly
-Chancellorsville by Stephen Sears
-To the Gates of Richmond Stephen Sears
Like I said - quite a haul and now tons of books I can’t wait to get to!
I grew up on the James River, just a few miles up river from the entrance to Chesapeake Bay. Back in the 1960's those oyster wars were ongoing occurrences between creekers that had staked out parts of the river, property rights for generations of families. Sometimes another family would overstep the boundary stakes and feuds of violence and bloodshed were the results. We would read about it in the newspaper quite often. I hope you enjoy the book.Just received for a Father's Day gift Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars by James L.H. Goodall.
Not a Civil War book at all but it does have a short chapter about some Confederate commerce raiding in the Chesapeake Bay region.