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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

Call for Papers: Essays in History (University of Virginia peer-reviewed journal)

Fellow Historians,

Essays in History (EiH), the annual peer-reviewed journal of the University of Virginia’s Corcoran Department of History, is currently soliciting articles, book reviews, and historiographical essays for its fifty-second issue, to appear in the fall of 2019.

EiH is a journal for emerging scholars that has been staffed and published by graduate students at the Corcoran Department of History since 1954. Each year we publish peer-reviewed articles, as well as, book reviews and historiographical essays in all fields of history.

Author Interview--Brian Black (Gettysburg Contested)

Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we feature Brian Black to talk about his new book Gettysburg Contested, which just came out with George Thompson Publishing distributed by the University of Virginia Press.

Brian Black is Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Pennsylvania State Altoona. He has published articles on preservation and environmental history in the Christian Science Monitor, Civil War History, and USA Today. He is the author of Nature’s Entrepôt: Philadelphia's Urban Sphere and Its Environmental Thresholds.

In Search of a Panelist for SCWH 2020

My name is Melissa DeVelvis and I am a fourth year PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina, studying gender and secession in South Carolina, 1860-1861. I am hoping to put together a panel for SCWH 2020 focusing on imagined disunion and Civil War in the South. My own paper will examine South Carolina women's apocalyptic predictions of war and disunion in the months before and after Lincoln's election. Brian Neumann, a PhD candidate in History at the University of Virginia, will be presenting on imagined disunion and war in the 1830s during the nullification crisis. 

Call for Chapter Authors: "Everything Wrong with the Presidents"

Hello all, I'm writing to you in hopes that many of you will join me and a growing list of authors for the latest Cato Institute book project, Everything Wrong with the Presidents (https://www.libertarianism.org/everything-wrong-presidents)We launched this project last month and are gradually expanding our search for authors to keep the contributions coming.

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