Thursday, August 2, 2012

Youtube Presents - Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War

While doing my usual Youtube scan-and-search-for-Civil-War-stuff exercise, I came across this snappy little series from the University of Georgia Press promoting some of their latest releases. This one features Megan Kate Nelson's Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War - a book I enjoyed very much. Have a look, particularly if you have an interest in an analysis at the intersection of environmental and cultural history.



  1. A great book and an important book. Would have been even better with use of subheadings, she veered around in each chapter a bit much for my taste.

    The chapter on forests was amazing. Why have we never heard of this? So many implications for the ecology of peace and our current carbon footprint.

    It really needs more pictures and photographs than it has. Thanks a lot for the heads up about it.

  2. Neat Video. Could actually get some younger people interested in the study of the Civil War or at least in the book.