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  • An Interview with Michael AdamsRead More

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 4/18/2014 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Michael Adams, the Regents Professor of History Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University and author of "Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War," now out with Johns Hopkins University Press. In the interview, Dr. Adams details the wide ranging horrors of the Civil War from the trials of initial enlistment and camp diseases, to the perils of actually being on the march and...

  • DORN: Challenges on the Emmaus Road (2013)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/16/2014 Author: George C. Rable | 

    Like many devout Americans, northern and southern Episcopalians seldom examined the cultural assumptions of their day with a critical eye. And though they did not exactly embrace civil religion, their often gentle faith failed to test the sectional pieties of the war years.

  • An Interview with Michael Frost BecknerRead More

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 4/15/2014 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Michael Frost Beckner, the creator, writer, and executive producer of "To Appomattox," an exciting new miniseries event. In this interview, Beckner details the history of this project and its upcoming kickstarter campaign. Beckner also discusses the exciting members of the cast who have already signed on that will be familiar to fans of numerous television shows as well as...

  • VARON: Appomattox (2013)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/9/2014 Author: Sarah Bowman | 

    Rather than emphasizing the finality of military defeat, Varon stresses the uncertainty of the days, weeks, and months after Appomattox. Following Lee's surrender, various groups mobilized memories in a bid to legitimize their visions of postwar Reconstruction.

  • An Interview with CWI's Jill TitusRead More

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 4/4/2014 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Jill Titus, the Associate Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. In this interview, Dr. Titus discusses the plans for the 2014 CWI which centers around the war in 1864. She offers up some examples of the speakers and tours that the CWI attendees will take advantage of from June 20-24 as well as laying out some of the new features of this year's institute.

  • DAL LAGO: William Lloyd Garrison and Giuseppe Mazzini (2013)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/2/2014 Author: Evan C. Rothera | 

    Dal Lago offers a thoughtful discussion of the parallel lives of radical abolitionist Garrison and Italian activist Mazzini.

  • An Interview with Chris WheelerRead More

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 4/1/2014 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Chris Wheeler, the writer, producer, and director of "Civil War: The Untold Story," a new five part mini series premiering on PBS nationwide in April 2014. In this interview, Wheeler discusses the untold story of the Western Theater which is the focus of this documentary and how he approached this creatively to tell a compelling story, complete with reenactors shooting on...

  • An Interview with James MartenRead More

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 3/28/2014 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with James Marten, chair of the History Department at Marquette University and author of "The Ubiquitous Mr. Tanner," an article published in the spring 2014 issue of The Civil War Monitor. Dr. Marten discusses Tanner in further detail, including his status as a Gilded Age celebrity and his ardent advocacy for veterans. Marten also offers up how his article fits into his larger...

  • KREISER: Defeating Lee (2011)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 3/26/2014 Author: John Hoptak | 

    From the slaughter in the West Woods to the murderous slugfest at Spotsylvania's Mule Shoe, the Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac witnessed some of the most horrific combat of the Civil War.

  • The Death of Jim Jackson and the Oxymoron of "Postbellum" Missouri, 1865-1866Read More

    Category: Commentary Posted: 3/24/2014 Author: Matthew C. Hulbert | 

    In June 1865, Jim Jackson - one of Missouri's more notorious Confederate guerrilla commanders - made haste for the Illinois line...

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