Journal of the Civil War Era

Fall 2012 Issue

Volume 2: Number 3

Edited by William A. Blair

176 pp., 6 x 9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-5265-1
    Published: September 2012

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The Journal of the Civil War Era

Volume 2, Number 3

September 2012



Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecture

Joan Waugh

“I Only Knew What Was in My Mind”: Ulysses S. Grant and the Meaning of Appomattox

Patrick Kelly

The North American Crisis of the 1860s

Carole Emberton

“Only Murder Makes Men”: Reconsidering the Black Military Experience

Caroline E. Janney

“I Yield to No Man an Iota of My Convictions”: Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and the Limits of Reconciliation

Book Reviews

Books Received

Review Essay

David S. Reynolds

Reading the Sesquicentennial: New Directions in the Popular History of the Civil War

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.