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Author Interview--Joseph J. Casino (‘Plenty of Work to Do’)

Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we feature Joseph J. Casino to talk about his new piece in Civil War History, “‘Plenty of Work to Do’: Correspondence of an Illinois Farm Girl during the American Civil War” (Civil War History 65:1 (March 2019)).

Joseph J. Casino is Adjunct Professor of History at Villanova University since 1978. He also served for thirty-four years as director of the Philadelphia Archdiocesan Historical Research Center. 

Author Interview--Roseann Bacha-Garza (Editor), Christopher L. Miller (Editor), Russell K. Skowronek (Editor) (The Civil War on the Rio Grande, 1846-1876) 1/2


Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we feature Roseann Bacha-Garza, Christopher L. Miller, and Russell K. Skowronek, the editors of The Civil War on the Rio Grande, 1846–1876 (Texas A&M University Press, 2019) Link

Call for Papers: Routledge edited volume in the "Engaging the Crusades" series; connecting the memory of the Civil War and Crusades

Michel-Rolph Trouillot closed his 1995 Silencing the Past by reminding us that “History doesn’t belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it in their own hands.” This is nowhere more true than in two historical periods seldom in conversation - the medieval phenomenon called the “Crusades,” and the 19th-century American Civil War.

Call for Authors: "Everything Wrong with the Presidency"

Hello all, I am renewing my call for contributors to the Cato Institute's ongoing book project, Everything Wrong with the Presidency. For more information about the project, please see our main page here

We are looking to finish out our list of authors and line up a final publishing schedule for our essays, so if anyone would be interested in contributing, please contact me for me information. The presidents remaining (as of posting this call for authors) are the following:

Jay Sexton
Evan A. Turiano

Turiano on Sexton, 'A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History'

Jay Sexton. A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History. New York: Basic Books, 2018. 256 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5416-1723-0.

Reviewed by Evan A. Turiano (City University of New York) Published on H-CivWar (April, 2019) Commissioned by Susan N. Deily-Swearingen (University of New Hampshire)