Published 9/20/2023

HARRIS: Lincoln Illuminated and Remembered (2023)

By: Brian Matthew Jordan Category: Book Reviews

Across a career spanning nearly six decades, historian William C. Harris has produced important books on virtually every facet of the sixteenth president’s life.

Published 9/15/2023

Hints to Soldiers

By: The Civil War Monitor Category: Photo Essays

The Soldier in Our Civil War, a multi-volume work about the Civil War published in 1893, showcases many of the illustrations that appeared during the conflict in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Collectively, the editors boasted that these visuals would impact both young readers and old—especially former soliders, who they insisted "will turn these pages and be vividly reminded of a...

Published 9/13/2023

OWENS: Consent in the Presence of Force (2023)

By: Evan C. Rothera Category: Book Reviews

Emily Owens's "Consent in the Presence of Force" offers both a cultural history of violence in the antebellum U.S. South and an intellectual history of Black women’s survival.

Published 9/6/2023

ROGER HEPBURN (ed.): Private No More (2023)

By: George C. Rable Category: Book Reviews

Sharon A. Roger Hepburn has undertaken an extremely challenging task and performed it superbly in "Private No More."

Published 8/30/2023

ORR: The Battle of Gettysburg 1863 (2023)

By: Cecily N. Zander Category: Book Reviews

Timothy J. Orr's "The Battle of Gettysburg 1863" is a perfect guide for battlefield visitors....and a handy reference for scholars.

Published 8/25/2023

Voices From the Army of Northern Virginia, Part 7

By: Gary W. Gallagher Category: Articles

Three books containing Robert E. Lee’s testimony provide the foundation for any collection on the Army of Northern Virginia. Lee forged the army into a powerful military instrument, molded its culture of command, built an unrivaled bond with its rank-and-file, and, based on operational successes, saw it become the most important national institution in the Confederacy. This essay examines two...

Published 8/23/2023

NUNLEY: The Demands of Justice (2023)

By: Evan C. Rothera Category: Book Reviews

Tamika Nunley's "The Demands of Justice" explores what justice looked like under slavery.

Published 8/16/2023

GOODYEAR: President Garfield (2023)

By: Brian Matthew Jordan Category: Book Reviews

C.W. Goodyear is determined to give James A. Garfield a fresh look.