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John Bell Hood and the Fight for Civil War Memory (review)

John Bell Hood and the Fight for Civil War Memory (review) the practice as a “temporary expedient” in their eff orts to “transform the south” (105). Overall, this is a fi rst-rate work that is long overdue in Reconstruction historiography. Freedwomen and the Freedmen’s Bureau succeeds in demonstrating that while the bureau promoted an understanding of free- dom and family that recognized women as both workers and dependents, freedwomen played an active role in defi ning emancipation for them- selves. Farmer-Kaiser off ers readers a new angle from which to examine the Freedmen’s Bureau and its Reconstruction policies. Likewise, she demonstrates that issues of gender are as essential as those of race in the study of this tumultuous period in U.S. history. r ebecc a a . kos a ry r ebecc a a . kos a ry is an assistant professor of history and the director of African American studies at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. Her recent research has focused on racialized sexual violence during the Reconstruction period. John Bell Hood and the Fight for Civil War Memory. By Brian Craig Miller. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2010. Pp. 317. Cloth, $37.95.) It has been decades since a scholar has attempted a biography of John Bell Hood, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

John Bell Hood and the Fight for Civil War Memory (review)

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 1 (2) – Jun 3, 2011

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Abstract

the practice as a “temporary expedient” in their eff orts to “transform the south” (105). Overall, this is a fi rst-rate work that is long overdue in Reconstruction historiography. Freedwomen and the Freedmen’s Bureau succeeds in demonstrating that while the bureau promoted an understanding of free- dom and family that recognized women as both workers and dependents, freedwomen played an active role in defi ning emancipation for them- selves. Farmer-Kaiser off ers readers a new angle from which to examine the Freedmen’s Bureau and its Reconstruction policies. Likewise, she demonstrates that issues of gender are as essential as those of race in the study of this tumultuous period in U.S. history. r ebecc a a . kos a ry r ebecc a a . kos a ry is an assistant professor of history and the director of African American studies at Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. Her recent research has focused on racialized sexual violence during the Reconstruction period. John Bell Hood and the Fight for Civil War Memory. By Brian Craig Miller. (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2010. Pp. 317. Cloth, $37.95.) It has been decades since a scholar has attempted a biography of John Bell Hood,

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Jun 3, 2011

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