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Author Interview--Thomas F. Curran (Women Making War) Part 1

Hello H-CivWar Readers:

Today we feature Thomas F. Curran to talk about his new book Women Making War: Female Confederate Prisoners and Union Military Justice, published by Southern Illinois University Press in October 2020.

Tom Curran received his doctorate from the University of Notre Dame. He teaches in the department of social studies at Cor Jesu Academy in St. Louis. His previous works include Soldier of Peace: Civil War Pacifism and the Postwar Radical Peace Movement (2003).

Re: "The Social and Cultural Dynamics of Soldiering": The 5th New Hampshire versus the Texas Brigade

Dan, Lois, and Susannah,

I’d like to start by apologizing for my delay in responding to the thoughtful and generous feedback I’ve received. To my mind, it makes sense to respond to all of this feedback at once because in different ways, the various replies I’ve received all alight upon the same problem with my original post.

"Finding the Source"--The Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College's Spring Schedule

In this time of continuing social distancing and increased reliance on digital formats for facilitating meaningful conversations, CWI is excited to continue its new biweekly virtual program, "Finding the Source." Every other Wednesday evening, Peter Carmichael (Director, CWI) and Ashley Whitehead Luskey (Assistant Director, CWI) will conduct virtual interviews with both academic and public historians of the Civil War era to discuss an historical source of particular interest to them in their latest research endeavors, as well as the source of their personal inspiration to join the history p