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TOC: The Civil War Monitor

The Civil War Monitor: Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring 2015)

Special Issue: The War is Over


"Sic Semper Tyrannis!" by Martha Hodes
John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre
on April 14, 1865. But who—or what—else shared in the
blame for the president's death?

"Portrait of an Assassination"
An illustrated look at the killing of Abraham Lincoln
and its aftermath.

"War Correspondence" by Joshua Shaffer and John M. Coski

Governor Richard Yates Papers Available Online

            The Center for Digital Initiatives at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is pleased to announce the online availability of the Papers of Governor Richard Yates Sr., the Civil War governor of Illinois at Chronicling Illinois, the Center’s online archive.  The project includes the digitization of nearly 50,000 pages of documents, comprising nearly 15,000 documents from his four-year term.  The documents come from the Yates Family Papers and from the Wabash Yates Papers at the Abraham Lincoln

CFP: Virginia Tech Veterans in Society Conference, Roanoke VA, Nov 12-14 2015

The 3rd annual Veterans in Society (ViS) Conference, hosted by the Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society (CSRS), the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention (CPSVP), the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies, the Race and Public Policy Center, and the Virginia Tech Center for the Arts, all at Virginia Tech, will take place on 12-­‐14 November, following Veterans Day 2015, at the Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.   

Gregory D. Smithers
Christine E. Sears

Sears on Smithers, 'Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History'

Gregory D. Smithers. Slave Breeding: Sex, Violence, and Memory in African American History. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2013. xii + 257 pp. $74.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-4238-1; $22.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8130-4960-1.

Reviewed by Christine E. Sears (University of Alabama in Huntsville)
Published on H-CivWar (March, 2015)
Commissioned by Bonnie Laughlin-Schultz

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