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Latest Posts

  • HAGLER: Georgia's Confederate Monuments (2014)

    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.

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

    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.

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  • An Interview with Lisa Tendrich Frank

    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...

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  • BREWSTER: Lincoln's Gamble (2014)

    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.

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  • CUSHMAN: Belligerent Muse (2014)

    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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  • DOYLE: The Cause of All Nations (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 6/3/2015 Author: Nimrod Tal | 

    The book makes a convincing case for the importance of public diplomacy in the Civil War....casts new light on questions that have long preoccupied historians.

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  • Trial of a Confederate Terrorist

    Category: Commentary Posted: 6/1/2015 Author: John Grady | 

    The trial of John Yates Beall, accused of attempting to derail a passenger train in Buffalo, NY, stands in a class alongside the trials of the Lincoln assassination conspirators, with ramifications that echo today in the cases of those men held at Guantanamo.

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The Bookshelf

Georgia's Confederate Monuments (2014)

Author: Gould Hagler

Author: Jr.

Reviewed by: Jennifer M. Murray

Lens of War (2015)

Author: Gary W. Gallagher

Author: J. Matthew Gallman

Reviewed by: Matthew C. Hulbert

Lincoln's Gamble (2014)

Author: Todd Brewster

Reviewed by: Jared Peatman

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