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CFP: Center for Civil War Research/Arch Dalrymple III Department of History 2017 Conference on the Civil War, Sept. 29 & 30

Center for Civil War Research 2017 Conference on the Civil War, September 29 & 30
"Borders, Boundaries, and Lines in the Civil War"

The Center for Civil War Research at the University of Mississippi seeks papers for the 2017 Conference on the Civil War, to be held September 29 and 30 in Oxford, Mississippi.

Call for Panelist: Panel on Civil War Veterans for 2018 SCWH Conference

Prof. Ian Delahanty of Springfield College and I are putting together a panel proposal on Civil War veterans for the 2018 Society of Civil War Historians Conference. We are currenlty seeking a third panelist, as well as a commentator and chair. We are happy to consider anyone who wants to present on Civil War veterans, North or South.

Prof. Delahanty will present a paper on a multi-racial and multi-ethnic GAR Post from Massachusetts. My talk will be about African American USCT veterans from Virginia.

CWBR Spring 2017 Issue Online Now

The Civil War Book Review, a quarterly journal published by the LSU Libraries' Special Collections Division, has released its Spring 2017 Issue at www.cwbr.com.

Welcome to the CWBR’s Spring 2017 issue. This issue’s feature reviews cover a wide range of topics that include the Atlantic slave trade, New England Brahmins, prison escapes, and popular memory.

I'm looking for a Civil War biography of a common man/woman for undergrads

I assign a short biography of Abraham Lincoln in my course that covers 1848-1877, and I would like to assign a short biography of a common man or woman who lived through the war (they don't have to have survived it). So no generals, leaders or other famous folks.

It needs to be less than 250 pages and a good book for undergrads. I want to use it as an example of social history v. great man history, but I want a biography

In the News: Civil War Monuments

Civil War symposium on monuments considers "America's Most Honored Traitor" and some "Modest Proposals"

By KATHERINE CALOS Richmond Times-Dispatch
Feb 25, 2017

What did it mean then — and now?

What, if anything, do we do about it?

Some answers were suggested Saturday in the annual Civil War Symposium organized by the American Civil War Museum and held at the Library of Virginia.

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