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Author Interview--Stephanie McCurry (Women's War)

Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we feature Stephanie McCurry to talk about her new book Women’s War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War.

Stephanie McCurry is the R. Gordon Hoxie Professor of American History in Honor of Dwight D. Eisenhower at Columbia University. She is the author of Masters of Small Worlds and Confederate Reckoning.

Stephanie, could you give our readers a brief idea of how this book came about and what your argument is?

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

Today we continue the interview with the editors of The Civil War on the Rio Grande, Roseann Bacha-Garza (Editor), Christopher L. Miller (Editor), Russell K. Skowronek.

REMINDER - CFP Ohio Valley History Conference October 2019 at the Kentucky Historical Society - Proposals DUE JUNE 15, 2019

Call for Papers

Ohio Valley History Conference

Contested Histories in the Public

The Kentucky Historical Society in Frankfort, Kentucky, will host the conference on October 3–5, 2019.

Amy M. Taylor Wins 2019 John Nau Book Prize

The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia is pleased to announce Amy Murrell Taylor’s Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps (University of North Carolina, 2018) as the winner of the 2019 John Nau Book Prize in American Civil War History. Taylor tells the story of emancipation through the experiences of refugees who fled slavery and remained within the Union Army’s zones of control.

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.

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