How Secure Was Slavery in the Union?

In this final installment of the New York Times’s Disunion column, Paul Finkelman surveys some of the significant ways the Civil War changed how Americans interpret the Constitution. Finkelman offers […]

An End to Disunion

This Sunday the New York Times’s Disunion column will come to an end. I am going to miss it. The column brought together academic and popular historians and other writers […]

New To the Civil War Memory Library, 05/17

Update: As of today I have 8 copies of my Crater book available at the heavily discounted price of $25 (includes shipping). Click here for more information. Richard Dunn, A […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 04/21

Terry Alford, Fortune’s Fool: The Life of John Wilkes Booth (Oxford University Press, 2015). Lisa T. Frank, The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers During Sherman’s March (Louisiana State […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 04/06

Note: You can now pre-order, Gary W. Gallagher and Caroline E. Janney eds., Cold Harbor to the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign [(University of North Carolina Press, 2015) […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 03/14

Jeanette T. Greenwood, First Fruits of Freedom: The Migration of Former Slaves and Their Search for Equality in Worcester, Massachusetts, 1862-1900 (University of North Carolina Press, 2010). William Hassler ed., […]