• HAGLER: Georgia's Confederate Monuments (2014)Read More

    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.

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

    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.

  • An Interview with Lisa Tendrich Frank Read More

    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...

  • BREWSTER: Lincoln's Gamble (2014)Read More

    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.

  • CUSHMAN: Belligerent Muse (2014)Read More

    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.

  • DOYLE: The Cause of All Nations (2014)Read More

    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.

  • Trial of a Confederate TerroristRead More

    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.

  • GORDON: A Broken Regiment (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/27/2015 Author: Peter C. Vermilyea | 

    Gordon depicts the regiment as a projection of its community, establishing the connection between the home front and the front lines through the use of a wide array of soldier and civilian letters and diaries, newspapers, and military service records.

  • ROBISON: Confederates in Montana Territory (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/20/2015 Author: David C. Williard | 

    Historians and general audiences have minimized the immense appeal of the American West to former Confederate soldiers, for whom a familiar language, easily obtainable land, and the opportunity to reclaim masculine respect by braving the frontier's rugged conditions had much to offer.

  • HARRIS: Across the Bloody Chasm (2014)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 5/20/2015 Author: Krista Kinslow | 

    Reunion was possible, as the nation was re-forged, but the men who fought the war did not forget the conflict and its meanings.

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