Book announcement: Lost in the Antebellum (paperback)

Paperback edition of Lost in the Antebellum now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Paperback, pp215, £39.99 / $67.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the paperback release of Lost in the Antebellum by Robert D. Morritt.

This volume is a compendium of the thoughts and works of authors, and of prose and scientific thought prior to the American Civil War. Featured are Maury the oceanographer; the author William Gilmore Simms, of whom Edgar Allen Poe remarked was the best American novelist in recent decades; the Hutchinson Family Singers whose concert tours in the USA and Britain did much to serve the cause of emancipation; the “real” story of Davy Crockett, the American frontiersman who died with Jim Bowie at the Alamo, which is more interesting than the old fictional accounts of his life; and “Six Days in the Moon,” a tale of an event that allegedly occurred in June 1844, by “an Aerio-Nautical Man” who has just returned from the Moon. Also featured are contemporary composers, explorers, poets and filibusters.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

All Cambridge Scholars authors and contributors are entitled to a 40% discount on this title, to claim this simply enter the author discount code on the My Order page after adding the book to your basket from the link above. For further information about the author discount, please contact

Lost in the Antebellum can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

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About the Author

Robert D. Morritt is a historian, musicologist and author. As a younger student, he wrote for a local newspaper on archaeological excavations at Dinas Powys in South Wales. He studied Prehistory and Early Agriculture at The University of Manchester in the UK. Robert D. Morritt is author of the serialized (in the USA) article “Carson J. Robison,” (New Amberola Graphic, 1979; serialized 1979–1984) and of numerous discographies (cited in the Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound, Garland Reference Library of the Humanities, 2004). His books include The Quest: John Morritt, His Travels to Troy, 1794–1796, and his paleographical works, Stones that Speak, Fragments of Yesteryear (about early Appalachian music and recordings) and Echoes from the Greek Bronze Age. Forthcoming are Rockin’ in the Desert and Carson J. Robison: Biography and Discography.

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