CFP: Cultural Encounters of the U.S. Civil War Era (ca. 1830--ca.1890)

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Dear H-Latam Subscribers, 

We are writing to invite essay submissions to our innovative digital anthology, Cultural Encounters of the Civil War Era, which focuses on how diverse U.S.-Americans engaged with other groups in the era of the U.S. Civil War (ca. 1830--ca. 1890). The war, and the series of conflicts associated with it, overlapped and at points became entangled with pivotal developments across Latin America, including conflicts over slavery and abolition, European influence and power, and domestic politics. People from the United States and the Confederacy, for example, fought in the Ten Years’ War in Cuba, created émigré settlements from Mexico to Brazil, and sided with likes of Domingo F. Sarmiento and Benito Juárez. Likewise, diverse actors from Latin America variously planned forays while in North-American exile, fashioned hemispheric political discourses, and forged personal ties and ideological affinities with people in the United States. We are seeking essay contributions to the volume that are based on original primary source research, foreground a specific encounter, and examine and contextualize the encounter from multiple angles. As the full CfP explains, we are publishing the essays online on a rolling basis through an innovative peer review process, with support from H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online. Contact information and other details are available in the CfP. 

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Kind Regards, 

David Prior, University of New Mexico
Alison Efford, Marquette University
Niels Eichhorn, New Mexico Junior College