Hello everyone! I'm back after a long hiatus. I have been busy since my last post. Since my convocation on August 2, I have moved from Auburn back to Canada. My week-long drive took me to several states including Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota. Along the way, I visited Civil War sites including Fort Donelson in Tennessee, Pea Ridge in Arkansas, and Wilson's Creek in Missouri. I believe that I have now visited every major Civil War site as preserved by the National Park Service. I also saw the Little Rock Central High School which marked a significant moment in the Civil Rights Movement.
Since returning, I have carried on my work. I submitted a chapter of my dissertation to a prominent journal and wrote a book review for another. I also went to the Southern Historical Association conference in Atlanta to discuss publishing opportunities with several presses. Future projects include re-writing the dissertation to suit their needs, reworking another article, and a forthcoming book review. I have also applied for numerous jobs in the U.S. Fingers crossed on those. I currently have a real job here in Canada.
Here are the latest additions to my library - including several acquired at the SHA.
Mark W. Summers, Ordeal of Reconstruction: A New History of Reconstruction (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014).
James J. Gigantino II, The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1776-1865 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015).
Edward Baptist, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (New York: Basic Books, 2014).
Michael B. Graham, The Coal River Valley in the Civil War: West Virginia Mountains, 1861 (Charleston, SC: History Press, 2014).
Jonathan W. White, Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Re-election of Abraham Lincoln (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2014).
Ari Kelman, A Misplaced Massacre: The Struggle over the Memory of Sand Creek (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013).
Jennifer M. Murray, On a Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2012 (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2014).
M. Keith Harris, Across The Bloody Chasm: The Culture of Commemoration among Civil War Veterans (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2014).
David Zimring, To Live and Die in Dixie: Native Northerners who Fought for the Confederacy (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2014).