Journal of the Civil War Era

Winter 2012 Issue

Volume 2: Number 4

Edited by William A. Blair

176 pp., 6 x 9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-5266-8
    Published: December 2012

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The Journal of the Civil War Era

Volume 2, Number 4

December 2012



Mark Fleszar

“My Laborers in Haiti are not Slaves”: Proslavery Fictions and a Black Colonization Experiment on the Northern Coast, 1835-1846

Jarret Ruminski

“Tradyville”: The Contraband Trade and the Problem of Loyalty in Civil War Mississippi

K. Stephen Prince

Legitimacy and Interventionism: Northern Republicans, the “Terrible Carpetbagger,” and the Retreat from Reconstruction

Review Essay

Roseanne Currarino

Toward a History of Cultural Economy

Professional Notes

T. Lloyd Benson

Geohistory: Democratizing the Landscape of Battle

Book Reviews

Books Received

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.