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  • Welcome to The Front Line!Read More

    Category: Commentary Posted: 9/21/2011 Author: Laura June Davis | 

    The goal of The Front Line is to provide a vibrant and active space for both our readers and our contributors.  Just as printed editions of The Civil War Monitor attempt to bridge the chasm that divides many professional scholars from broader historical audiences, this space utilizes the infinite reach and timeliness of the Internet to achieve the same goal. As such, The Front Line will...

  • A few words on The BookshelfRead More

    Category: The Bookshelf Posted: 9/16/2011 Author: Matthew C. Hulbert | 

    Greetings and welcome to the official digital headquarters of book reviews for The Civil War Monitor. In much the same way that printed editions of the Monitor will attempt to bridge the unfortunate chasm that still divides many professional scholars from broader historical audiences, this space, harnessing the infinite reach of the Internet, will attempt to charge that goal head on...

  • BERTERA & CRAWFORD: The 4th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War (2010)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/16/2011 Author: Kevin Krause | 

    Since the turn towards social and cultural history in the 1960s and 1970s, many academic institutions have relegated military history to the virtual back burner of “serious” scholarly endeavors. Military histories have, however, remained popular with general readers, and have recently regained scholarly credibility within academia. One reason for this has been a shift of focus from strategies...

  • WARSCHAUER: Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice, and Survival (2011)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/16/2011 Author: Peter C. Luebke | 

    The Civil War Centennial saw the publication of histories of state participation in the Civil War. Now, with the approach of the sesquicentennial, it appears as if a new batch of histories building upon the last 50 years of scholarship is on the way. Matthew Warshauer's Connecticut in the American Civil War: Slavery, Sacrifice, and Survival serves as a model of what a state-level survey of the ...

  • Would there have been a debate over the Confederate flag 100 years ago?Read More

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 11/30/-0001 Author: Katie Brackett Fialka | 

    Our conversation with Dr. Karen Cox, Professor of History at UNC-Charlotte, about whether or not there would have been a debate over the Confederate flag 100 years ago. To learn more about Dr. Cox and her work, check out her blog, PopSouth: http://southinpopculture.com/

  • How did Civil War women deal with the loss of their husbands?Read More

    Category: Behind the Lines Posted: 11/30/-0001 Author: Katie Brackett Fialka | 

    Angela Elder talks with us about how Civil War widows recovered (or didn't recover) from the loss of their husbands.

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