The Bookshelf

The digital home of book reviews and author interviews—and your source of the most up-to-date information on all things Civil War literature

Published 9/16/2011

A few words on The Bookshelf

By: Matthew C. Hulbert Category: The Bookshelf

Greetings and welcome to the official digital headquarters of book reviews for The Civil War Monitor. In much the same way that printed editions of the Monitor will attempt to bridge the unfortunate chasm that still divides many professional scholars from broader historical audiences, this space, harnessing the infinite reach of the Internet, will attempt to charge that goal head on...

Published 9/16/2011

BERTERA & CRAWFORD: The 4th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War (2010)

By: Kevin Krause Category: Book Reviews

Since the turn towards social and cultural history in the 1960s and 1970s, many academic institutions have relegated military history to the virtual back burner of serious scholarly endeavors. Military histories have, however, remained popular with general readers, and have recently regained scholarly credibility within academia. One reason for this has been a shift of focus from strategies...

Published 9/16/2011

WARSCHAUER: Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice, and Survival (2011)

By: Peter C. Luebke Category: Book Reviews

The Civil War Centennial saw the publication of histories of state participation in the Civil War. Now, with the approach of the sesquicentennial, it appears as if a new batch of histories building upon the last 50 years of scholarship is on the way. Matthew Warshauer's Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice, and Survival serves as a model of what a state-level survey of the ...