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The Edge of The South
The Edge of The South
Ayers, Edward L.

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A Saga of the New South
A Saga of the New South

Race, Law, and Public Debt in Virginia

Tarter, Brent

In the lead-up to the Civil War, Virginia, like other southern states, amassed a large public debt while striving to improve transportation infrastructure and stimulate...


The Worst Passions of Human Nature
The Worst Passions of Human Nature

White Supremacy in the Civil War North

Escott, Paul D.

The American North’s commitment to preventing a southern secession rooted in slaveholding suggests a society united in its opposition to slavery and racial inequality. The...


Two Novels by Mary Chestnut.
Two Novels by Mary Chestnut.
Chesnut, Mary Boykin, Muhlenfeld, Elizabeth

As the well-educated and socially skilled wife of a prominent Confederate, Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut (1823-86) was ideally situated—and intellectually equipped—to record the...


Becoming Lincoln
Becoming Lincoln
Freehling, William W.

Shortlisted for the 2018 Lincoln Prize

Previous biographies of Abraham Lincoln—universally acknowledged as one of America’s greatest presidents—have typically focused...


Bloody Promenade
Bloody Promenade

Reflections on a Civil War Battle

Cushman, Stephen

On 5 and 6 May 1864, the Union and Confederate armies met near an unfinished railroad in central Virginia, with Lee outmanned and outgunned, hoping to force Grant to fight in...


American Abolitionism
American Abolitionism

Its Direct Political Impact from Colonial Times into Reconstruction

Harrold, Stanley

This ambitious book provides the only systematic examination of the American abolition movement’s direct impacts on antislavery politics from colonial times to the Civil War...


Slavery and War in the Americas
Slavery and War in the Americas

Race, Citizenship, and State Building in the United States and Brazil, 1861-1870

Izecksohn, Vitor

In this pathbreaking new work, Vitor Izecksohn attempts to shed new light on the American Civil War by comparing it to a strikingly similar campaign in South America--the War...


Louisa S. McCord
Louisa S. McCord

Selected Writings

Lounsbury, Richard C.

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Marching Masters
Marching Masters

Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War

Woodward, Colin Edward

The Confederate army went to war to defend a nation of slaveholding states, and although men rushed to recruiting stations for many reasons, they understood that the...


Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass

A Life in Documents

Douglass, Frederick, Barnes, L. Diane

Frederick Douglass was born enslaved in February 1818, but from this most humble of beginnings, he rose to become a world-famous orator, newspaper editor, and champion of the...


Longstreet's Aide
Longstreet's Aide

The Civil War Letters of Major Thomas J Goree

Cutrer, Thomas W.

One of the Confederacy's most loyal adherents and articulate advocates was Lieutenant Grant James Longstreet's aide-de-camp, Thomas Jewett Goree. Present at Longstreet's...


The False Cause
The False Cause

Fraud, Fabrication, and White Supremacy in Confederate Memory

Domby, Adam H.

The Lost Cause ideology that emerged after the Civil War and flourished in the early twentieth century in essence sought to recast a struggle to perpetuate slavery as a heroic...


Ashe County's Civil War
Ashe County's Civil War

Community and Society in the Appalachian South

Crawford, Martin

Distinguished from traditional historical narrative by its balanced portrayal of wartime experiences both at home and on the battlefield and flavored by its vivid portrayal of...


Apostles of Disunion
Apostles of Disunion

Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War

Dew, Charles B.

In late 1860 and early 1861, state-appointed commissioners traveled the length and breadth of the slave South carrying a fervent message in pursuit of a clear goal: to persuade...


Murder, Honor, and Law
Murder, Honor, and Law

Four Virginia Homicides from Reconstruction to the Great Depression

Hamm, Richard F.

In 1868 a scion of one of the leading families of Richmond, Virginia, ambushed and killed the city’s most controversial journalist over an article that had dishonored the...


Designing Dixie
Designing Dixie

Tourism, Memory, and Urban Space in the New South

Hillyer, Reiko

Although many white southerners chose to memorialize the Lost Cause in the aftermath of the Civil War, boosters, entrepreneurs, and architects in southern cities believed that...


Vicksburg, Southern City Under Siege

William Lovelace Foster’s Letter Describing the Defense and Surrender of the Confederate Fortress on the Mississippi

Urquhart, Kenneth Trist

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Black Prisoners and Their World, Alabama, 1865-1900
Curtin, Mary Ellen

In the late nineteenth century, prisoners in Alabama, the vast majority of them African Americans, were forced to work as coal miners under the most horrendous conditions...


Intimate Reconstructions
Intimate Reconstructions

Children in Postemancipation Virginia

Jones, Catherine A.

In Intimate Reconstructions, Catherine Jones considers how children shaped, and were shaped by, Virginia’s Reconstruction. Jones argues that questions of how to define,...


Confederate Visions
Confederate Visions

Nationalism, Symbolism, and the Imagined South in the Civil War

Binnington, Ian

Nationalism in nineteenth-century America operated through a collection of symbols, signifiers citizens could invest with meaning and understanding. In Confederate Visions...


The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant
The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant never intended to make a career in the military, much less go into politics, but he ended up commanding the U.S. forces in perhaps the most important war America ever fought and...


Newest Born of Nations
Newest Born of Nations

European Nationalist Movements and the Making of the Confederacy

Tucker, Ann L.

From the earliest stirrings of southern nationalism to the defeat of the Confederacy, analysis of European nationalist movements played a critical role in how southerners...


Gettysburg Contested
Gettysburg Contested

150 Years of Preserving America's Cherished Landscapes

Black, Brian

After the American Revolution, sites representing key events in American history were crucial to the young nation's efforts to formalize its story. Following the Civil War,...


America on the Eve of the Civil War
America on the Eve of the Civil War
Ayers, Edward L., Martin, Carolyn R.

"This remarkable publication provides a captivating and brilliantly executed series of conversations among seventeen most impressive historians. These participants in a daylong...


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