Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Monday, Apr 25, 2011
by PopMatters Staff
by Malcolm Jones
The Daily Beast (15 April 2011)

“From James McPherson’s definitive history to Tony Horwitz’s adventures among obsessives, here are the 11 best books on the Civil War in time for the 150th anniversary… In his introductory note to James McPherson’s Battle Cry of Freedom, historian C. Vann Woodward noted that the book, which was part of a 10-volume series on American history, was the only entry in the series to be devoted to a single war. Was the Civil War that important? Certainly the subject is insanely popular with amateur history buffs and even quite a few professional historians. Still, a whole book about one war?”


Latest in American Studies

What the Great Recession Wrought: The State of the U.S. in 3 Years of Polls
— Ronald Brownstein (The Atlantic, 7 January 2012)
All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books
— TIME (TIME, 2011)
Will White People Go to the National Black Museum?
— Natalie Hopkinson (The Root, 20 May 2011)
The Public Library Manifesto
— David Morris (Yes!, 6 May 2011)
The Best Civil War Books
— Malcolm Jones (The Daily Beast, 15 April 2011)
How the Civil War changed American Literature
— Craig Fehrman (The Boston Globe, 10 April 2011)
Signposts in a Strange Land
— Matt Robison (The Morning News, 10 November 2010)
1848 Daguerreotypes Bring Middle America's Past to Life
— Julie Rehmeyer (Wired, 9 July 2010)
New Urbanism for the Apocalypse
— Greg Lindsay (Fast Company, 24 May 2010)
Ghosts of New York
— John Freeman Gill (The Atlantic, June 2010)

Latest in History

All-TIME 100 Best Nonfiction Books
— TIME (TIME, 2011)
How British Social History Is Written Through Our Cookbooks
— Felicity Cloake (New Statesman, 27 June 2011)
Words and Music: Our 60 Favorite Music Books
— Pitchfork (Pitchfork, 11 July 2011)
Before Walt Disney: 5 Pioneers of Early Animation
— Maria Popova (The Atlantic, 5 July 2011)
Heroes of the KGB: The Communist Bloc's Spy Films
— Alex von Tunzelmann (The Guardian, 5 May 2011)
What Is Totalitarian Art? Cultural Kitsch From Stalin to Saddam
— Kanan Makiya (Foreign Affairs, May 2011)
Lithuania's Soviet Nostalgia: Back in the USSR
— Dan Hancox (The Guardian, 1 May 2011)
The Best Civil War Books
— Malcolm Jones (The Daily Beast, 15 April 2011)
How the Civil War changed American Literature
— Craig Fehrman (The Boston Globe, 10 April 2011)
The Roots of the Irish Disco/Dance Club Scene
— Paul Tarpey (Amoeblog, 17 March 2011)

Latest in Literature

The Clerk, RIP
— Scott Timberg (Salon, 18 December 2011)
The Fierce Imagination of Haruki Murakami
— Sam Anderson (The New York Times Magazine, 21 October 2011)
Top 100 Most Sought After Out-of-Print Books in 2011
— BookFinder.com (BookFinder.com, 2011)
Man of a Hundred Thousand Books
— George Fetherling (Geist, 2011)
30 Books That Could Be The Next Harry Potter
— George Wales (Total Film, 25 May 2011)
Where Are Today's Steinbecks?
— Michael Goldfarb (BBC, 11 May 2011)
The Public Library Manifesto
— David Morris (Yes!, 6 May 2011)
Why Women Love Fantasy Literature
— Alyssa Rosenberg (The Atlantic, 10 May 2011)
The Web Allows Stories to Be Spun in New Ways
— Robert McCrum (The Observer, 8 May 2011)
The Urgent Matter of Books
— Lidia Yuknavitch (The Rumpus, 3 May 2011)
Comments
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements
PopMatters' LUCY Giveaway! in PopMatters's Hangs on LockerDome

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.