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  • GALLAGHER: The Union War (2011)Read More

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 9/28/2011 Author: Nicole Etcheson | 

    Ken Burns’s Civil War series made famous Rhode Island soldier Elisha Hunt Rhodes’s phrase, “All for the Union.” Gary W. Gallagher agrees with Rhodes. Gallagher emphasizes that, for northerners, the war was one for Union. Although he welcomes the flood of literature that has emphasized the importance of race, slavery, and emancipation to the Civil War, Gallagher believes that this focus has...

  • 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 ...

The Bookshelf

Lincoln Before Lincoln (2016)

Author: Brian Snee

Reviewed by: Allen C. Guelzo

My Gettysburg (2016)

Author: Mark A. Snell

Reviewed by: Jeffry D. Wert

A Long and Bloody Task (2016)

Author: Stephen Davis

Reviewed by: Nick Sacco

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