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Ayers, Edward L.

America on the Eve of the Civil War

edited by Edward L. Ayers and Carolyn R. Martin

"This remarkable publication provides a captivating and brilliantly executed series of conversations among seventeen most impressive historians. These participants in a daylong conference focusing on the extraordinary years leading to the Civil War provide an incredible range of historical... More

Crucible of the Civil War

Virginia from Secession to Commemoration Edward L. Ayers, Gary W. Gallagher, and Andrew J. Torget, eds.

Crucible of the Civil War offers an illuminating portrait of the state’s wartime economic, political, and social institutions. Weighing in on contentious issues within established scholarship while also breaking ground in areas long neglected by scholars, the contributors examine such concerns as... More

The Edge of The South

Edward L. Ayers

Edward L. Ayers is Associate Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is the author of Vengeance and Justice: Crime and Punishment in the Nineteenth-Century American South. John C. WIllis is completing his dissertation at the University of Virginia.