University of North Carolina Press
This book is an example of the movement in recent years in the publication of books on the American Civil War. For many years, scholars and civil war buffs wrote about the battles of the war and biographies of leading generals and politicians. Then along came the so-called “new military history,” the linking of the military and the social. More recently, scholars, though not usually Civil War buffs, have studied under-reported areas of the war: why the war was fought the way it was, and how the contribution of such groups like women and African-Americans provides an insight into the war’s meaning. Rarely do young historians delve into topics that the likes of historian Bruce Catton once looked into. Very often such writing is viewed as not providing the kind of complicated new insights that historians now demand.
Marszalek, John F.
"Embattled Freedom, Journeys through the Civil War Slave Refugee Camps,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 21
Available at: https://repository.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol21/iss2/6