Thanks again to everyone who participated in the book group meeting this past Sunday evening. Our next meeting is scheduled for Sunday July 9 at 7Pm EST. Instead of reading a book we are going to meet to discuss the movie Glory. I thought it might be fun to mix things up a bit. Many of you have seen it, but if not you can find it on a number of streaming services. I am going to talk for a bit at the beginning about how the movie stacks up against the history.
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A number of people have written recently about the Civil War/Reconstruction connections to the ongoing debate about the debt crisis. Here is a piece by Roger Lowenstein from today’s New York Times.
A new book about Lincoln’s religious views has just been published by Joshua Zeitz, which looks interesting. Here is a sneak peek from Politico.
No disciplinary measures for the Florida teacher who shared a video about Confederate History Month with students.
For this week’s Grape & Canister I want to share some of the work that students are doing at Gettysburg College’s Civil War Institute to hone their interpretive chops on the Gettysburg battlefield.
New to the Civil War Memory Library
Jonathan Eig, King: A Life (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2023).
Zachary McLeod Hutchins, Before Equiano: A Prehistory of The North American Slave Narrative (University of North Carolina Press, 2022).
Joshua M. Smith, Making Maine: Statehood and the War of 1812 (University of Massachusetts Press, 2022).
John Taylor Williams, The Shores of Bohemia: A Cape Cod Story, 1910-1960 (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2022).
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There is a precedent, the Curator at the Bovington Tank Museum in the UK had his dog Finn lead a “What are your 5 favorite tanks?” Chat
Will Otis be making an appearance at CWI ? :-)