Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Diaries of a Civil War Soldier

Last week I sat down with Dr. Will Walker, co-editor of New York History, for a brief chat about some of the primary sources I used in my recent article, "Love at War: The Civil War Courtship of John L. Hoster and Josephine Cole." The article appeared in the latest issue of New York History, which is a special issue on New York in the Civil War.

If you would like to check out the issue, the New York State Historical Association has graciously granted me the opportunity to offer my blog readers a limited-time opportunity to obtain a free copy of this issue. All you have to do is send an email request to, and they will email you a PDF copy. In case you missed my previous post about it, here is the full table of contents:

"Editors' Introduction"
F. Daniel Larkin, Thomas D. Beal, William S. Walker

"Purveying Patriotic Pageantry: The Civil War Sanitary Fairs in New York"
Lorraine Madway

"Love at War: The Civil War Courtship of John L. Hoster and Josephine Cole"
Stephen H. Light

Book Reviews
Review Essay: Race in Nineteenth-Century New York City by Scott Nichols, including:

Peterson, Black Gotham: A Family History of African Americans in Nineteenth-Century New York City

Hodges, David Ruggles: A Radical Black Abolitionist and the Underground Railroad in New York City

Alexander, African or American? Black Identity and Political Activism in New York City, 1784-1861
Books Reviewed
Spann, Gotham at War: New York City, 1860-1865, Reviewed by Thomas D. Beal
Dobak, Freedom by the Sword: The U.S. Colored Troops 1862-1867, Reviewed by Hari Jones
Seraile, Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan's Asylum, Reviewed by Edythe Ann Quinn

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