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  • Robert E. Lee: Broken Promise
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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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  • The Death of Jim Jackson

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

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  • The Battle in Public

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

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  • What Killed Stonewall?

    An examination of the reasons why the legendary Confederate commander did not survive his Chancellorsville wounding.

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  • RE Lee: Civil Rights Pioneer?

    A reassessment of the fabled postwar scene at Richmond's St. Paul's Episcopal Church.

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Latest Posts

  • DEVINE: Learning from the Wounded (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/22/2014 Author: Robert D. Hicks, Ph.D.  | 

    Devine observes that the doctors of the late nineteenth century who formed and led new medical associations and pioneered specialty fields shared the common experience of Civil War, a circumstance frequently ignored in histories of the rise of American medical science.

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  • HOLZER: Lincoln and the Power of the Press (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/22/2014 Author: John David Smith | 

    Lincoln, better than any nineteenth century politician, understood the mutual dependence between newspapermen and politicians.

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  • ESCOTT: Uncommonly Savage (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 10/15/2014 Author: Evan C. Rothera | 

    Paul D. Escott, an accomplished historian of the United States South, has written a monograph that is not only provocative and stimulating, but also points out a new direction for comparative histories.

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  • The Death of Roger B. Taney

    Category: Commentary Posted: 10/13/2014 Author: Jonathan W. White | 

    The death of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, a name almost as indelibly tied to the Dred Scott decision as Scott's own, was met with various reactions both North and South when it happened 150 years ago on October 12, 1864.

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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:

Learning from the Wounded (2014)

Author: Shauna Devine

Reviewed by: Robert D. Hicks, Ph.D.

Lincoln and the Power of the Press (2014)

Author: Harold Holzer

Reviewed by: John David Smith

Uncommonly Savage (2014)

Author: Paul D. Escott

Reviewed by: Evan C. Rothera

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