On Sunday, January 17, 2016, PBS premiered its new dramatic miniseries “Mercy Street.”
Set in the Union’s Mansion House Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia in 1862, the drama brings together northerners and southerners; physicians, nurses, the sick, and the wounded; whites, northern free blacks, and fugitives slaves; abolitionists, slavery advocates, and pragmatists.
This show has created much excitement in the world of Civil War studies, and many historians have published reviews and blog posts about the series this week.
Here’s a roundup (in (rough) chronological order of their original dates of publication):
Elizabeth Motich, Muster
Christian McWhirter, Civil War Pop
Kevin Levin, History News Network
Keith Harris, Keith Harris History
Glenn David Brasher, History and the News
Brian Craig Miller, Nursing Clio
Jen Simone, The Gettysburg Compiler
Ashley Bowen-Murphy, National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Ed O’Donnell and Megan Kate Nelson, In The Past Lane