The Civil War Monitor: Vol. 5, No. 1 (Spring 2015) Special Issue: The War is Over Features: "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
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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
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. 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
No Magnolias or Mint Juleps
The University of California Press has just released two volumes on the Civil War and the American West, in cooperation with the Autry National Center's upcoming exhibition, “Empire and Liberty: The Civil War and the West,” April 25, 2015–January 3, 2016. More details about the exhibition and its artifacts here: http://civilwar.theautry.org/