H-CivWar is H-Net's network on scholarship, teaching, and outreach on the history of the American Civil War.

Recent Content

Author Interview--David Silkenat (Raising the White Flag)

Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we feature David Silkenat to talk about his new book: Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War.

David Silkenat is Senior Lecturer of American History at the University of Edinburgh. He received his Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill. He has published previously Driven from Home: North Carolina's Civil War Refugee Crisis and Moments of Despair: Suicide, Divorce, and Debt in Civil War Era North Carolina

Call for Papers: Essays in History (University of Virginia peer-reviewed journal)

Fellow Historians,

Essays in History (EiH), the annual peer-reviewed journal of the University of Virginia’s Corcoran Department of History, is currently soliciting articles, book reviews, and historiographical essays for its fifty-second issue, to appear in the fall of 2019.

EiH is a journal for emerging scholars that has been staffed and published by graduate students at the Corcoran Department of History since 1954. Each year we publish peer-reviewed articles, as well as, book reviews and historiographical essays in all fields of history.

Author Interview--Brian Black (Gettysburg Contested)

Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we feature Brian Black to talk about his new book Gettysburg Contested, which just came out with George Thompson Publishing distributed by the University of Virginia Press.

Brian Black is Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Pennsylvania State Altoona. He has published articles on preservation and environmental history in the Christian Science Monitor, Civil War History, and USA Today. He is the author of Nature’s Entrepôt: Philadelphia's Urban Sphere and Its Environmental Thresholds.

Author: 
Joan E. Cashin, ed.
Reviewer: 
John Coski

Coski on Cashin, 'War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era'

Joan E. Cashin, ed. War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 280 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-4319-9; $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-4320-5.

Reviewed by John Coski (American Civil War Museum) Published on H-CivWar (March, 2019) Commissioned by G. David Schieffler (Crowder College)

Pages