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Gallagher, Gary W.
A Political NationNew Directions in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Political History
Edited by Gary W. Gallagher and Rachel A. Shelden
This impressive collection joins the recent outpouring of exciting new work on American politics and political actors in the mid-nineteenth century. For several generations, much of the scholarship on the political history of the period from 1840 to 1877 has carried a theme of failure; after all,... More
Crucible of the Civil WarVirginia 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