Friday, June 25, 2010

LSU Press Fall 2010 Catalog

I received the Fall 2010 LSU Press catalog in yesterday's mail. You can download a copy here. Here are some highlights related to the Civil War.

Flora and Fauna of the Civil War--written by Kelby Ouchley. "...blends traditional and natural history to create a unique text that explores both the impact of the Civil War on the surrounding environment and the reciprocal influence of plants and animals on the war effort."

Patriotic Envelopes of the Civil War--written by Steven R. Boyd. "...explores their imagery to understand what motivated soldiers and civilians to support a war far more protracted and destructive than anyone anticipated in 1861."

Slave Life in Virginia and Kentucky--edited by C.L. Innes. Includes two narratives written by Francis Fedric, who escaped slavery in 1854 and in 1857 traveled to England.

Slavery, Civil War, and Salvation--written by Daniel L. Fountain. Fountain argues that only after emancipation did African Americans consistently turn to Christianity.

Lincoln and Citizens' Rights in Civil War Missouri--written by Dennis K. Boman. "...illustrates the difficulty of suppressing dissent while upholding the Constitution".

Civil War Senator--written by Sean M. Kelley. The first biography of Maine Senator William Pitt Fessenden in over 40 years.

Fenians, Freedmen, and Southern Whites--written by Mitchell Snay. Paperback reissue. 

Los Brazos de Dios--written by Sean M. Kelley. "...the first examination of Texas slavery as a borderland institution and reveals the difficulty with which southern plantation society was transplanted to the West.

Flora and Fauna of the Civil War: An Environmental Reference GuidePatriotic Envelopes of the Civil War: The Iconography of Union and Confederate Covers (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War)Slave Life in Virginia and Kentucky: A Narrative by Francis Fedric, Escaped Slave (Library of Southern Civilization)Slavery, Civil War, and Salvation: African American Slaves and Christianity, 1830-1870 (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War)Lincoln and Citizens' Rights in Civil War Missouri: Balancing Freedom and Security (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War)Civil War Senator: William Pitt Fessenden and the Fight to Save the American Republic (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War)Fenians, Freedmen, and Southern Whites: Race and Nationality in the Era of Reconstruction (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War)Los Brazos De Dios: A Plantation Society in the Texas Borderlands, 1821-1865 (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War)


  1. Robert - Thanks for the previews! I had heard of the Flora/Fauna book, but I'm especially excited about the new "Patriotic Envelopes" book! Keep up the great work! Jim

  2. Thanks Jim. When I came across this one I thought of you since you had just recently posted the blog entry on stamp collecting. Hope you enjoy the book!