In The Presence of Mine Enemies
(November 22, 2003)
Review pending in Tekka.
The first half American Civil War, seen in microcosm from the perspective of two rural counties, Augusta in Northern Virginia and Franklin in Southern Pennsylvania. The fruit of The Valley of The Shadow Project, I expect this work will be of great methodological importance. In The Presence of Mine Enemies has been criticized on stylistic grounds, but this is unwarranted; indeed, it is less stylistically adventurous than was Ayers' stunning Promise of the New South,