Race in America: A UGA Press Reading List

The racist violence that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend has already inspired the #CharlottesvilleCurriculum and #CharlottesvilleSyllabus hashtags, around which great scholarship and articles are being shared. The University of Georgia Press has published many books on race, slavery, the Civil War, civil rights, and the horrors of bigotry and racism in America. As an…

Courtship Correspondence: The Letters from Practical Strangers, Week I

This summer we’re launching New Perspectives on the Civil War Era, a new series dedicated to the publication of primary sources (letters, diaries, speeches, etc.) of the Civil War era from a wide diversity of perspectives—respecting the soldier’s voice, but not privileging it over every other as is the case in most such edited volumes. The first volume in the series is Practical Strangers: The Courtship Correspondence of Nathaniel Dawson and Elodie Todd, Sister of Mary Todd Lincoln edited by Stephen Berry and Angela Esco Elder.