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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: 
Jay Sexton
Reviewer: 
Evan A. Turiano

Turiano on Sexton, 'A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History'

Jay Sexton. A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History. New York: Basic Books, 2018. 256 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5416-1723-0.

Reviewed by Evan A. Turiano (City University of New York) Published on H-CivWar (April, 2019) Commissioned by Susan N. Deily-Swearingen (University of New Hampshire)

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?

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