Writings by Cole Huffman


The Books List 2016

When else but 2016 to read Lorien Foote’s The Gentlemen and The Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army ? He tells readers about a particular group of line officers dedicated to undermining every moral reform of their commanders. They called themselves—are you ready for this—the Independent Order of Trumps! Foote details a war within the Civil War, fought within regiments, over competing concepts of manhood, similar to the dueling cultural dynamics within the... Read More
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