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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.

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:

Author Interview--Julie Roy Jeffrey (‘They Cannot Expect . . . That a Loyal People Will Tolerate the Utterance of Such Sentiments’)

Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we feature Julie Roy Jeffrey to talk about her new article in Civil War History, “‘They Cannot Expect . . . That a Loyal People Will Tolerate the Utterance of Such Sentiments’: The Campaign against Treasonous Speech during the Civil War” (Civil War History 65:1 (March 2019))

Julie Roy Jeffrey is Professor Emeritus at Goucher College. Her work includes The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women in the Abolition Movement.

Author Interview--Adrian Brettle (Confederate Imaginations with the Federals in the Postwar Order)

Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we feature Adrian Brettle to talk about his new article in Civil War History, “Confederate Imaginations with the Federals in the Postwar Order.”

Adrian Brettle is currently a lecturer at Arizona State University. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He is currently working on A Vastly Different World: Confederate Ambitious Planning for a Postwar Global Role.

Adrian, to start could you tell our readers what your article's argument is and what made you decided to pursue this subject?

Author Interview--David Silkenat (Raising the White Flag)

Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we feature David Silkenat to talk about his new book: Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War.

David Silkenat is Senior Lecturer of American History at the University of Edinburgh. He received his Ph.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill. He has published previously Driven from Home: North Carolina's Civil War Refugee Crisis and Moments of Despair: Suicide, Divorce, and Debt in Civil War Era North Carolina

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