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  • An Interview with Harold Holzer (2014)Read More

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 10/31/2014 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Harold Holzer, the Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Roger Hertog Fellow at the New-York Historical Society. In this interview, Holzer discusses his new book, "Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion" now out with Simon & Schuster. Holzer discusses Lincoln's antebellum experience with the...

  • WILLIAMS (ed.): Stonewall's Prussian Mapmaker (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/29/2014 Author: George C. Rable  | 

    Editor Richard Brady Williams has skillfully patched together the Hinrichs manuscripts (some written in German) into this fine volume that immediately becomes an indispensable source for studying the Army of Northern Virginia from the Peninsula campaign until the end of the war.

  • SCHMIEL: Citizen-General (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/29/2014 Author: Allan Peskin | 

    Cox's military career, which ranged from West Virginia through Antietam to Nashville, Franklin and Atlanta, is meticulously chronicled, as are the various feuds and turf wars he waged with fellow generals.

  • An Interview with James BroomallRead More

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 10/27/2014 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with James Broomall, an assistant professor of history at the University of North Florida. In this interview, we discuss Broomall's latest work, a journal article entitled "We are a Band of Brothers: Manhood and Community in Confederate Camps and Beyond," published in the September issue of 'Civil War History.' Broomall discusses the power of Confederate camps when it came to...

  • DEVINE: Learning from the Wounded (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/22/2014 Author: Robert D. Hicks, Ph.D.  | 

    Devine observes that the doctors of the late nineteenth century who formed and led new medical associations and pioneered specialty fields shared the common experience of Civil War, a circumstance frequently ignored in histories of the rise of American medical science.

  • HOLZER: Lincoln and the Power of the Press (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/22/2014 Author: John David Smith | 

    Lincoln, better than any nineteenth century politician, understood the mutual dependence between newspapermen and politicians.

  • 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.

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