Journal of the Civil War Era

Winter 2011 Issue

Volume 1: Number 4

Edited by William A. Blair

176 pp., 6 x 9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-5262-0
    Published: December 2011

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The University of North Carolina Press and the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at the Pennsylvania State University are pleased to Publish The Journal of the Civil War Era. William Blair, of the Pennsylvania State University, serves as founding editor.

Table of Contents for this issue:

volume 1, number 4: december 2011


rachel a. shelden

Messmates’ Union: Friendship, Politics, and Living Arrangements in the Capital City, 1845–1861

bruce levine

“The Vital Element of the Republican Party”: Antislavery, Nativism, and Abraham Lincoln

james l. huston

The Illinois Political Realignment of 1844–1860: Revisiting the Analysis

Review Essay

lyde cullen sizer

Mapping the Spaces of Women’s Civil War History

Book Reviews

Books Received

Professional Notes

brian kelly & john w. white

The After Slavery Website: A New Online Resource for Teaching U.S. Slave Emancipation

Notes on Contributors

The Journal of the Civil War Era takes advantage of the flowering of research on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century.

About the Author

William Blair is professor of U.S. history and director of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at the Pennsylvania State University. He is author of Cities of the Dead: Contesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South (UNC Press).
For more information about William A. Blair, visit the Author Page.