• MASUR: Lincoln's Last Speech (2015)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/29/2015 Author: John C. Rodrigue | 

    Masur has provided an engaging, accessible, and cogent overview of an endlessly fascinating, complicated, and important topic.

  • SUDEROW & HOUSE: The Battle of Pilot Knob (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/22/2015 Author: Mark Lause | 

    The lovely Arcadia valley in Iron County, Missouri, provided the setting for some of the most dramatic fighting of the Civil War on September 26-27, 1864.

  • RAFUSE (ed.): Corps Commanders in Blue (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/15/2015 Author: Zachery A. Fry | 

    Rafuse's team, a who's who of scholars on the Union Army, tackles the problem of corps leadership both east and west, from 1862 to 1864.

  • An Interview with Brian Matthew JordanRead More

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 7/10/2015 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Brian Matthew Jordan, a Lecturer at Gettysburg College and recent author of "Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War," published by W.W. Norton. In this interview, Dr. Jordan discusses the experience of Union veterans as they navigated a post war society. In doing so, these veterans attempted to confront a war that did not see as finished and a northern...

  • DRAKE (ed.): The Blue, the Gray, and the Green (2015)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/8/2015 Author: Evan Kutzler  | 

    If Civil War historians want to discover how participants in the past perceived a war fought outdoors, it is past time to immerse Civil War history in nature.

  • HAGLER: Georgia's Confederate Monuments (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/1/2015 Author: Jennifer M. Murray | 

    Gould Hagler, Jr., offers an encyclopedic volume covering approximately 140 monuments erected to honor Georgia's Confederate men and women.

  • GALLMAN & GALLAGHER (eds.): Lens of War (2015)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 6/24/2015 Author: Matthew C. Hulbert | 

    Editors J. Matthew Gallman and Gary Gallagher began with a simple equation: one photograph + one historian = one essay.

  • An Interview with Lisa Tendrich Frank Read More

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 6/19/2015 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Lisa Tendrich Frank, historian and recent author of "The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers during Sherman's March," now out with Louisiana State University Press. In this interview, Dr. Frank describes expectations on the part of Confederate white women in the lead up to the march, as well as Federal soldiers and their expectations. Finally, Dr. Frank deals...

  • BREWSTER: Lincoln's Gamble (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 6/17/2015 Author: Jared Peatman | 

    The book unfolds in narrative fashion, moving Lincoln from his first discussions of emancipation with cabinet members on July 13, 1862, through the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863.

  • CUSHMAN: Belligerent Muse (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 6/10/2015 Author: Sarah E. Gardner | 

    In the hands of the accomplished writers considered, language shapes the past's meanings and its perceptions.

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