A Nation Divided: Studies in the Civil War Era

This series seeks out the best new scholarship on the U.S. Civil War era, particularly works that connect the war to the major themes of the era and that integrate the social, political, economic, and cultural experiences of the period with military events.

Series Editors: Orville Vernon Burton and Elizabeth R. Varon

Books in this Series

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Young America
The Transformation of Nationalism before the Civil War
Mark Power Smith
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Black Suffrage
Lincoln’s Last Goal
Paul D. Escott
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Preserving the White Man's Republic
Jacksonian Democracy, Race, and the Transformation of American Conservatism
Joshua A. Lynn
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My Work among the Freedmen
The Civil War and Reconstruction Letters of Harriet M. Buss
Harriet M. Buss. Edited by Jonathan W. White and Lydia J. Davis
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The Cacophony of Politics
Northern Democrats and the American Civil War
J. Matthew Gallman
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Gold and Freedom
The Political Economy of Reconstruction
Nicolas Barreyre. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer
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Colossal Ambitions
Confederate Planning for a Post–Civil War World
Adrian Brettle
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Newest Born of Nations
European Nationalist Movements and the Making of the Confederacy
Ann L. Tucker
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The Worst Passions of Human Nature
White Supremacy in the Civil War North
Paul D. Escott
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Slavery and War in the Americas
Race, Citizenship, and State Building in the United States and Brazil, 1861-1870
Vitor Izecksohn
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American Abolitionism
Its Direct Political Impact from Colonial Times into Reconstruction
Stanley Harrold
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A Strife of Tongues
The Compromise of 1850 and the Ideological Foundations of the American Civil War
Stephen E. Maizlish
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The War Hits Home
The Civil War in Southeastern Virginia
Brian Steel Wills
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Daydreams and Nightmares
A Virginia Family Faces Secession and War
Brent Tarter
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Lincoln's Dilemma
Blair, Sumner, and the Republican Struggle over Racism and Equality in the Civil War Era
Paul D. Escott
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Apostles of Disunion
Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the Civil War
Charles B. Dew
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The First Republican Army
The Army of Virginia and the Radicalization of the Civil War
John H. Matsui
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War upon Our Border
Two Ohio Valley Communities Navigate the Civil War
Stephen I. Rockenbach
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Longstreet's Aide
The Civil War Letters of Major Thomas J Goree
Thomas W. Cutrer
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Intimate Reconstructions
Children in Postemancipation Virginia
Catherine A. Jones
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Marching Masters
Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army during the Civil War
Colin Edward Woodward
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Confederate Visions
Nationalism, Symbolism, and the Imagined South in the Civil War
Ian Binnington
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Frederick Douglass
A Life in Documents
Frederick Douglass. Edited by L. Diane Barnes
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Worth a Dozen Men
Women and Nursing in the Civil War South
Libra R. Hilde
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A Separate Civil War
Communities in Conflict in the Mountain South
Jonathan Dean Sarris
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Reconstructing the Campus
Higher Education and the American Civil War
Michael David Cohen
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Civil War Talks
Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans
George S. Bernard. Edited by Hampton Newsome, John Horn, and John G. Selby
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The Enemy Within
Fears of Corruption in the Civil War North
Michael Thomas Smith
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The Big House after Slavery
Virginia Plantation Families and Their Postbellum Domestic Experiment
Amy Feely Morsman
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Take Care of the Living
Reconstructing Confederate Veteran Families in Virginia
Jeffrey W. McClurken
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Civil War Petersburg
Confederate City in the Crucible of War
A. Wilson Greene
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Lincoln's Tragic Admiral
The Life of Samuel Francis Du Pont
Kevin J. Weddle
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Ashe County's Civil War
Community and Society in the Appalachian South
Martin Crawford
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Exile in Richmond
The Confederate Journal of Henri Garidel
Michael Bedout Chesson and Leslie Jean Roberts, eds.
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Southern Rights
Political Prisoners and the Myth of Confederate Constitutionalism
Mark E. Neely, Jr.
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Lee's Young Artillerist
William R J Pegram
Peter S. Carmichael
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Yankee Correspondence
Civil War Letters between New England Soldiers and the Home Front
Nina Silber and Mary Beth Sievens
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Black Confederates and Afro-Yankees in Civil War Virginia
Ervin L. Jordan, Jr.