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  • ESCOTT: Uncommonly Savage (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/15/2014 Author: Evan C. Rothera | 

    Paul D. Escott, an accomplished historian of the United States South, has written a monograph that is not only provocative and stimulating, but also points out a new direction for comparative histories.

  • The Death of Roger B. TaneyRead More

    Category: Commentary Posted: 10/13/2014 Author: Jonathan W. White | 

    The death of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, a name almost as indelibly tied to the Dred Scott decision as Scott's own, was met with various reactions both North and South when it happened 150 years ago on October 12, 1864.

  • DAVIS & GREENWALT: Hurricane from the Heavens (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/8/2014 Author: Peter C. Vermilyea  | 

    One hundred and fifty years later, [Cold Harbor] remains largely misunderstood, thought by many to be simply a foolhardy, headlong Union dash against impenetrable Confederate earthworks.

  • ABBOTT: Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/8/2014 Author: Ashley Whitehead Luskey | 

    By appealing emotionally and intellectually to her readers, Karen Abbott has produced an impressive, first-rate work of historical non-fiction that is certain to captivate the general public and academics alike.

  • An Interview with Craig WarrenRead More

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 10/3/2014 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Craig Warren, an Associate Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University at Erie, the Behrend College. In this interview, Warren discusses his recent article entitled "Rebel Yell" that appears in the Fall 2014 issue of The Civil War Monitor. Warren helps illuminate the origins of the yell in the antebellum South, its wartime applications, and what role the yell held...

  • ZEITZ: Lincoln's Boys (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/1/2014 Author: Brian Dirck  | 

    Astounding as it may seem to modern Americans, Abraham Lincoln administered a sprawling civil war for four years with an administrative staff that consisted largely of two assistants: John Hay and John Nicolay.

  • NESTER: The Age of Lincoln and the Art of American Power (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/1/2014 Author: Frank J. Williams | 

    William Nester's insightful book demonstrates the brilliance of Abraham Lincoln and his use of power.

  • An Interview with Graham DozierRead More

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 9/26/2014 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Graham Dozier, the Managing Editor of Publications at the Virginia Historical Society and recent editor of "A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter" now out with UNC Press. In this interview, Dozier introduces us to Thomas Carter providing a synopsis of his entire life with a special emphasis placed on Carter's military service as an artillerist...

  • LEIGH (ed.): Co. Aytch (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/24/2014 Author: David Schieffler | 

    Undergraduate Civil War instructors looking for a Civil War memoir that captures "the real war" with a grace and humor that even Mark Twain could appreciate would be wise to consider this new edition of Sam Watkins' classic.

  • BINNINGTON: Confederate Visions (2013)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/24/2014 Author: Paul Quigley | 

    Binnington's principal contribution is to draw our attention to the symbols from which Confederate nationalism was made....[This book] is bursting with valuable insights and possibilities for further study that will intrigue anyone interested in the American South's brief experiment in nation making.

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