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Theater of a Separate War

Theater of a Separate War

The Civil War West of the Mississippi River, 1861–1865

Thomas W. Cutrer

Choctaw Confederates

Choctaw Confederates

The American Civil War in Indian Country

Fay A. Yarbrough

Gettysburg 1963

Gettysburg 1963

Civil Rights, Cold War Politics, and Historical Memory in America's Most Famous Small Town

Jill Ogline Titus

To Address You as My Friend

To Address You as My Friend

African Americans' Letters to Abraham Lincoln

Jonathan W. White, Edna Greene Medford

Rites of Retaliation

Rites of Retaliation

Civilization, Soldiers, and Campaigns in the American Civil War

Lorien Foote

The Generals' Civil War

The Generals' Civil War

What Their Memoirs Can Teach Us Today

Stephen Cushman

The Record of Murders and Outrages

The Record of Murders and Outrages

Racial Violence and the Fight over Truth at the Dawn of Reconstruction

William A. Blair

Ends of War

Ends of War

The Unfinished Fight of Lee's Army after Appomattox

Caroline E. Janney

A Union Indivisible

A Union Indivisible

Secession and the Politics of Slavery in the Border South

Michael D. Robinson

Apostle of Union

Apostle of Union

A Political Biography of Edward Everett

Matthew Mason

Meade at Gettysburg

Meade at Gettysburg

A Study in Command

Kent Masterson Brown, Esq.

West of Slavery

West of Slavery

The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire

Kevin Waite

No Common Ground

No Common Ground

Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice

Karen L. Cox

The Colored Conventions Movement

The Colored Conventions Movement

Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century

P. Gabrielle Foreman, Jim Casey, Sarah Lynn Patterson

Radical Sacrifice

Radical Sacrifice

The Rise and Ruin of Fitz John Porter

William Marvel

At the Threshold of Liberty

At the Threshold of Liberty

Women, Slavery, and Shifting Identities in Washington, D.C.

Tamika Y. Nunley

The First Reconstruction

The First Reconstruction

Black Politics in America from the Revolution to the Civil War

Van Gosse

Braxton Bragg

Braxton Bragg

The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Earl J. Hess

The Ordeal of the Reunion

The Ordeal of the Reunion

A New History of Reconstruction

Mark Wahlgren Summers

Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery

Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery

The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle to Save the Union

Daniel W. Crofts

The War for the Common Soldier

The War for the Common Soldier

How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies

Peter S. Carmichael

Colored Travelers

Colored Travelers

Mobility and the Fight for Citizenship before the Civil War

Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

The Men of Mobtown

The Men of Mobtown

Policing Baltimore in the Age of Slavery and Emancipation

Adam Malka

A Contest of Civilizations

A Contest of Civilizations

Exposing the Crisis of American Exceptionalism in the Civil War Era

Andrew F. Lang

Storming Vicksburg

Storming Vicksburg

Grant, Pemberton, and the Battles of May 19-22, 1863

Earl J. Hess

Fighting for Citizenship

Fighting for Citizenship

Black Northerners and the Debate over Military Service in the Civil War

Brian Taylor

Visualizing Equality

Visualizing Equality

African American Rights and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

Aston Gonzalez

Embattled Freedom

Embattled Freedom

Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps

Amy Murrell Taylor

Illusions of Emancipation

Illusions of Emancipation

The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Joseph P. Reidy

Fighting for Atlanta

Fighting for Atlanta

Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War

Earl J. Hess

This War Ain't Over

This War Ain't Over

Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America

Nina Silber

The Battle of Peach Tree Creek

The Battle of Peach Tree Creek

Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta

Earl J. Hess

Arguing until Doomsday

Arguing until Doomsday

Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy

Michael E. Woods

An Environmental History of the Civil War

An Environmental History of the Civil War

Judkin Browning, Timothy Silver

A Republic in the Ranks

A Republic in the Ranks

Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac

Zachery A. Fry

Soul Liberty

Soul Liberty

The Evolution of Black Religious Politics in Postemancipation Virginia

Nicole Myers Turner

Men Is Cheap

Men Is Cheap

Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America

Brian P. Luskey

The Women's Fight

The Women's Fight

The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation

Thavolia Glymph

Gathering to Save a Nation

Gathering to Save a Nation

Lincoln and the Union's War Governors

Stephen D. Engle

The Stormy Present

The Stormy Present

Conservatism and the Problem of Slavery in Northern Politics, 1846–1865

Adam I. P. Smith

A More Civil War

A More Civil War

How the Union Waged a Just War

D. H. Dilbeck

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

America's Prophet

D. H. Dilbeck

Stonewall's Prussian Mapmaker

Stonewall's Prussian Mapmaker

The Journals of Captain Oscar Hinrichs

Richard Brady Williams, Robert K. Krick

Living by Inches

Living by Inches

The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons

Evan A. Kutzler

The Second American Revolution

The Second American Revolution

The Civil War-Era Struggle over Cuba and the Rebirth of the American Republic

Gregory P. Downs

Rebel Richmond

Rebel Richmond

Life and Death in the Confederate Capital

Stephen V. Ash

Searching for Black Confederates

Searching for Black Confederates

The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

Kevin M. Levin

The Virgin Vote

The Virgin Vote

How Young Americans Made Democracy Social, Politics Personal, and Voting Popular in the Nineteenth Century

Jon Grinspan

Bonds of Union

Bonds of Union

Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland

Bridget Ford

The Loyal Republic

The Loyal Republic

Traitors, Slaves, and the Remaking of Citizenship in Civil War America

Erik Mathisen

Conquered

Conquered

Why the Army of Tennessee Failed

Larry J. Daniel

Raising the White Flag

Raising the White Flag

How Surrender Defined the American Civil War

David Silkenat

Civil War Places

Civil War Places

Seeing the Conflict through the Eyes of Its Leading Historians

Gary W. Gallagher, J. Matthew Gallman, Will Gallagher

Illusions of Emancipation

Illusions of Emancipation

The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Joseph P. Reidy

Private Confederacies

Private Confederacies

The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers

James J. Broomall

France and the American Civil War

France and the American Civil War

A Diplomatic History

Stève Sainlaude, Jessica Edwards, Don H. Doyle

The Yankee Plague

The Yankee Plague

Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy

Lorien Foote

With Malice toward Some

With Malice toward Some

Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era

William A. Blair

Midnight in America

Midnight in America

Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War

Jonathan W. White

Sex and the Civil War

Sex and the Civil War

Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality

Judith Giesberg

The War for the Common Soldier

The War for the Common Soldier

How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies

Peter S. Carmichael

Embattled Freedom

Embattled Freedom

Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps

Amy Murrell Taylor

This War Ain't Over

This War Ain't Over

Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America

Nina Silber

War Matters

War Matters

Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Joan E. Cashin

Fighting for Atlanta

Fighting for Atlanta

Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War

Earl J. Hess

River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign

River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign

Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

William Glenn Robertson

Aberration of Mind

Aberration of Mind

Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War–Era South

Diane Miller Sommerville

Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism

Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism

College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America

J. Brent Morris

Reconstruction's Ragged Edge

Reconstruction's Ragged Edge

The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains

Steven E. Nash