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Lorien Foote Wins OAH Civil War and Reconstruction Book Award

Lorien Foote Wins OAH Civil War and Reconstruction Book Award

Congratulations to Dr. Lorien Foote, whose Rites of Retaliation: Civilization, Soldiers, and Campaigns in the American Civil War won the Organization of American Historians Civil War and Reconstruction Book Award! Foote published Rites of Retaliation in the University of North Carolina Press Steven and Janice Brose Lectures in the Civil War Era Series.

A military and cultural history, Foote’s recently published book explores the meanings of and shifts in civilized warfare during the American Civil War. In describing the work, the committee wrote, “Rites of Retaliation‘s particular brilliance, through its focus on the southeastern theater, is in outlining the central role of Black soldiers in shaping both Union and Confederate retaliation policies—a multifaceted series of exchanges that sometimes led to restraint, and on other occasions, an acceleration of violence and brutality. The approach is as innovative and provocative as it is impeccably researched and cogently argued.”

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Lorien Foote Wins OAH Civil War and Reconstruction Book Award