Louisiana State University Press
In retrospective snapshots looking across a long and distinguished scholarly career, Approaching the Civil War and Southern History collects together ten essays written by William J. Cooper, Boyd Professor Emeritus at Louisiana State University. Individually these essays, initially published between 1970 and 2012, broadly examine a variety of topics in the Civil War-era South ranging from the leadership of Jefferson Davis to an analysis of the viability of cotton production. Taken together they highlight the clear argumentation and lucid prose that has long been a hallmark of William Cooper’s work.
"Approaching Civil War and Southern History,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 21
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol21/iss4/13