The U.S. Civil War from 1861-1865 resulted in a forging of a second constitution that in time transformed the structures of American governance. With the passage of the Fourteenth Amendment, the nation recast the relationship between the state and subordinated people.
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I, and three other historians, are looking for scholars interested in discussing their research on Civil War Era memory at the annual Great Lakes History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan on October 20-21, 2017. This is a panel discussion, not a traditional paper reading session. Here is the URL for the Call for Papers http://www.gvsu.edu/cms4/asset/9E782360-0ED2-FA2D-B30B3834A11B87FF/on_top_of_the_world_glh...
The Center for Civil War Research at the University of Mississippi is pleased to announce that Matthew Hulbert is the recipient of the 2017 Wiley-Silver Prize for best first book in Civil War history. Hulbert’s book, The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory: How Civil War Bushwhackers Became Gunslingers in the American West, was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2016. It is the first book to analyze the memory of the guerrilla Civil War on the Missouri- Kansas border, connecting Confederate bushwackers to American imperialism in the west.