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Published 9/28/2020

Quote for the Day: Autumn is Coming

By: Zenas T. Haines Category: Quotables

“We were forced to breathe dust freely, but through the clouds which rose wherever the regiment moved we caught refreshing views of stately homesteads, blushing orchards, and autumn-tinted landscapes.

Published 9/23/2020

FRAZIER: Tempest Over Texas (2020)

By: Evan C. Rothera Category: Book Reviews

Donald Frazier's "Tempest Over Texas" offers a fine-grained account of a six-month period in a theater that most people do not know very much about.

Published 9/21/2020

The Five Best Books on the African-American Civil War Experience

By: Holly A. Pinheiro Jr. Category: Articles

A roundup of books that do the best job in capturing the African-American Civil War experience.

Published 9/18/2020

Interview: Historical Tours in the Time of COVID-19

By: Richard Blackmon Category: Interviews

We asked Richard Blackmon, director of Historic America Tours, a few questions about the challenges of conducting historical tours in the time of Covid-19...

Published 9/16/2020

CRIBB: Old Abe (2020)

By: Sarah Kay Bierle Category: Book Reviews

John Cribb's "Old Abe" presents a fictionalized account of Lincoln’s final, momentous years that history buffs and general readers alike can enjoy.

Published 9/9/2020

BRETTLE: Colossal Ambitions (2020)

By: Caleb W. Southern Category: Book Reviews

Adrian Brettle's "Colossal Ambitions" is the most unique work on the Confederacy to appear in many years.

Published 9/7/2020

Agenda: September 2020 Events

By: Zethyn McKinley, The Civil War Monitor Category: News & Events

Looking for a Civil War event—virtual or in person—to attend in September? Here are some good options... 

Published 9/4/2020

A Man of Sorrows

By: Mark Grimsley Category: American Iliad

Understanding the origin and significance of Abraham Lincoln's melancholy.

Published 9/2/2020

GLYMPH: The Women's Fight (2020)

By: Misti Harper Category: Book Reviews

In "The Women's Fight," Thavolia Glymph recounts the stories of women who were compelled by men to make sacrifices during wartime, but who have rarely been "acknowledged as political."

Published 8/26/2020

WITTENBERG, SARGUS, AND BARRICK: Seceding from Secession (2020)

By: Jonathan A. Noyalas Category: Book Reviews

"Seceding from Secession" is an exemplary study, prodigiously researched, profusely illustrated, and masterfully crafted...