Author Interview--Carole Emberton (“Unwriting the Freedom Narrative")

Hello H-CivWar readers,

today we feature Carole Emberton to talk about her Journal of Southern History article "Unwriting the Freedom Narrative: A Review Essay" (JSH 82, May 2016, 377-394).

Carole Emberton is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Buffalo. She is the author of Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013).

The interview was conducted by guest editor Patrick Kelly.

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.

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.

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--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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