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Emilie Davis’s Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863–1865 ed. by Judith Giesberg, and: Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis by Karsonya Wise Whitehead (review)

Emilie Davis’s Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863–1865 ed. by... Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War will be required reading for scholars interested in midwestern dissent and how the military responded to perceived threats, but it should be read in tandem with Klement. Robert M. Sandow robert m. sandow, professor and chair of history at Lock Haven University, is the author of Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians (Fordham University Press, 2009). Emilie Davis’s Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863–1865. Edited by Judith Giesberg. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014. Pp. 240. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $16.95.) Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis. By Karsonya Wise Whitehead. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. 280. Cloth, $39.95.) It is odd for two academic books to appear about identical topics in the same calendar year. When those books center on the life of a spe- cific African American woman in mid-nineteenth-century Philadelphia, it is more than odd; it is almost implausible. Karsonya Wise Whitehead and Judith Giesberg have produced two outstanding books that focus on Emilie Davis and the pocket diaries that she kept between 1863 and 1865. Whitehead and Giesberg http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Emilie Davis’s Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863–1865 ed. by Judith Giesberg, and: Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis by Karsonya Wise Whitehead (review)

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Abstract

Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War will be required reading for scholars interested in midwestern dissent and how the military responded to perceived threats, but it should be read in tandem with Klement. Robert M. Sandow robert m. sandow, professor and chair of history at Lock Haven University, is the author of Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians (Fordham University Press, 2009). Emilie Davis’s Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863–1865. Edited by Judith Giesberg. (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014. Pp. 240. Cloth, $59.95; paper, $16.95.) Notes from a Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emilie Frances Davis. By Karsonya Wise Whitehead. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2014. Pp. 280. Cloth, $39.95.) It is odd for two academic books to appear about identical topics in the same calendar year. When those books center on the life of a spe- cific African American woman in mid-nineteenth-century Philadelphia, it is more than odd; it is almost implausible. Karsonya Wise Whitehead and Judith Giesberg have produced two outstanding books that focus on Emilie Davis and the pocket diaries that she kept between 1863 and 1865. Whitehead and Giesberg

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Mar 12, 2016

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