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Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War By Elizabeth R. Varon. College Edition. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021. Maps, acknowledgments, timeline, notes, suggested readings, glossary, index. Pp. xxv, 531. $29.99 paper. ISBN: 978-0-19-933539-8.)

Hurtin’ Words: Debating Family Problems in the Twentieth-Century South. By Ted Ownby. (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Acknowledgements, illustrations, notes, index. Pp. xiv, 334. $90 cloth, $29.95 paper, $22.99 electronic. ISBN: 978-1-46964-700-5.)

Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom & Equality in the Twilight of Slavery. By Joseph P. Reidy. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. Acknowledgements, illustrations, map, notes, index. Pp. 1, 506. $39.95 Hardcover, $29.99 E-Book. ISBN: 978-1-4696-4836-1.)

Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America. By Thomas J. Brown. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. 384 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 87 halftones, notes, bibl., index, Paper, $29.97, 978-1-4696-5374-7.)

Reconstruction Politics in a Deep South State: Alabama, 1865–1874. By William Warren Rogers, Jr. (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2021. Acknowledgments, illustrations, notes, bibliography. Pp. 1, 439. $54.95 cloth. ISBN: 978-0817320744.)

Fugitivism: Escaping Slavery in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1820–1860. By S. Charles Bolton. (Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 2019. Acknowledgements, appendix, notes, index. Pp. x, 302. $34.95 cloth. ISBN: 978-1-68226-009-9.)

Bernardo de Gálvez: Spanish Hero of the American Revolution. By Gonzalo M. Quintero Saravia. (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. Acknowledgements, appendix, notes, bibliography, index. Pp. xi, 602, $38.00 cloth. ISBN: 9781469640792.)