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  • "A One-Armed Jersey Son-of-a-Gun"
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  • Behind the Lines: James Marten

    Historian James Marten discusses "The Ubiquitous Mr. Tanner," his article in the current issue of The Civil War Monitor.

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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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  • Review: 12 Years a Slave

    Historian Jason Phillips offers his take on the Oscar-winning movie "12 Years a Slave," directed by Steve McQueen.

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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

  • LUEBKE (ed.): The Story of a Thousand (2011)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/23/2014 Author: Carolyn L. Karcher  | 

    Civil War buffs, scholars, and teachers searching for engaging primary texts to assign in Civil War courses will all welcome this facsimile reprint edition of Albion W. Tourgee's classic regimental history, enhanced by Peter C. Luebke's superb introduction.

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  • BLIGHT (ed.): My Bondage and My Freedom (2014)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/23/2014 Author: John M. Rudy | 

    Blight's ample notes and observations will offer imaginative professors innumerable ways to discuss with students how we read texts, what we can observe as historians, and when we should doubt the people of the past.

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  • An Interview with Michael Adams

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 4/18/2014 Author: David K. Thomson | 

    Our conversation with Michael Adams, the Regents Professor of History Emeritus at Northern Kentucky University and author of "Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War," now out with Johns Hopkins University Press. In the interview, Dr. Adams details the wide ranging horrors of the Civil War from the trials of initial enlistment and camp diseases, to the perils of actually being on the march and...

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  • DORN: Challenges on the Emmaus Road (2013)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 4/16/2014 Author: George C. Rable | 

    Like many devout Americans, northern and southern Episcopalians seldom examined the cultural assumptions of their day with a critical eye. And though they did not exactly embrace civil religion, their often gentle faith failed to test the sectional pieties of the war years.

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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:

The Story of a Thousand (2011)

Author: Peter C. Luebke

Reviewed by: Carolyn L. Karcher

My Bondage and My Freedom (2014)

Author: David W. Blight

Reviewed by: John M. Rudy

Challenges on the Emmaus Road (2013)

Author: T. Felder Dorn

Reviewed by: George C. Rable

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