The latest issue of the journal Civil War History includes a few announcements that readers may find of interest. First, the Pennsylvania State University Libraries has completed a publicly accessible, full-text database of Pennsylvania Civil War Era newspapers. The site includes digital facsimiles of newspapers from 10 Pennsylvania communities, including Gettysburg, Chambersburg, and Philadelphia.
Congratulations to both authors. I have not had a chance to read the second book, but I highly recommend Rubin’s book. Rubin does not get bogged down with the question of whether Confederates managed to attain sufficient nationalism; rather, she examines the ways in which white southerners expressed their nationalism both through the war and into the immediate postwar years. Click here for Michael Perman’s H-Net Review of Rubin’s study.
I know they are both university press books, but you should be safe.