The Littlefield History of the Civil War Era: Update

Today I receive an advanced proof of Disunion!: The Coming of the Civil War, 1789-1859 (November 2008) by Elizabeth Varon, along with a pamphlet outlining future volumes in the Littlefield Series.  The series is edited by Gary Gallagher and T. Michael Parrish and is edited by the University of North Carolina Press.  The series will include sixteen volumes and will be published between now and 2015.  Future volumes include:

The Secession Crisis by Shearer D. Bowman
Politics in the Civil War by Mark Neely
The Home Front by William Blair
The War For the Common Soldier, by Peter Carmichael
The War in the East by Carol Reardon
The War at Sea by James McPherson
The Role of Religion in the Civil War by George Rable
The War in the Western Theater by Earl Hess
Diplomacy in the Civil War Era by Howard Jones
Memory by Caroline Janney
War in the Trans-Mississippi Theater by Thomas A Cutrer
Women in the War by Thavolia Glymph
Emancipation by Joseph P. Reidy
Reconstruction by Mark W. Summers
The Civil War in a World Comparative Context by T. Michael Parrish

That’s one hell of a line-up.

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2 comments… add one
  • Markk Jul 21, 2017 @ 1:22

    Thanks for sharing this. It’s interesting to compare this to what was published. Nine years since Varon’s book came out, and only eleven volumes have been published, with Cutrer’s contribution released only this year. What’s even more than the omissions (Carol Reardon’s being the most glaring of them) is the ones that turned out very differently from their original goal: Neely’s book became an examination of the constitutional issues surrounding the war, while Blair’s went from “the home front” to a study of issues of treason and loyalty.

    • Kevin Levin Jul 21, 2017 @ 1:24

      I believe Peter Carmichael’s book on Civil War soldiers will be released later this year or early 2018.

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