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  • Behind the Lens

    As common as Civil War photographs are today, the stories behind them are too often lost to history.

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    Why Union forces executed a notorious Confederate guerrilla--after he had taken the Oath of Allegiance to the Union.

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    With the help of the telegraph, newspapers kept readers informed of all the news and speculation from Gettysburg.

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Latest Posts

  • MOORE & MOORE: Collaborators for Emancipation (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 12/17/2014 Author: Louis P. Masur | 

    The Moores argue that during the war Lincoln became more radical, and that he and Lovejoy were "collaborators for emancipation."

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  • An Interview with Anne Sarah Rubin (2014)

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 12/12/2014 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Anne Sarah Rubin, an Associate Professor of history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and recent author of "Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory," published by UNC Press. In this interview, Dr. Rubin offers some insight into how her work deviates from prior studies of Sherman's March through the power of storytelling. Additionally, Dr....

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  • GLEESON & LEWIS (eds.): The Civil War as Global Conflict (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 12/10/2014 Author: Nimrod Tal | 

    Without conceding its high academic standards, the book remains accessible to a wider educated audience, and the richness of subjects discussed in the essays...provides an array of access points into the field. With the bulk of existing scholarship directed primarily to and consumed largely by professionals, this is a noteworthy and timely achievement.

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  • An Interview with Lesley Gordon

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 12/5/2014 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Lesley Gordon, Professor of History at the University of Akron and author of "A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut's Civil War," published by LSU Press. In this interview, Dr. Gordon reveals where her interest in the 16th Connecticut stems from, her hopes for new regimental histories, and a brief overview of the 16th's performance during the course of the war itself...

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The Bookshelf

Check out The Bookshelf for in-depth reviews of the latest Civil War books. Our most recently reviewed titles include:

Collaborators for Emancipation (2014)

Author: William Moore

Reviewed by: Louis P. Masur

The Civil War as Global Conflict (2014)

Author: David Gleeson

Reviewed by: Nimrod Tal

Trading with the Enemy (2014)

Author: Philip Leigh

Reviewed by: Brian K. Fennessy


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