Journal of the Civil War Era

Spring 2013 Issue

Volume 3: Number 1

Edited by William A. Blair

176 pp., 6 x 9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-0896-9
    Published: March 2013

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The Journal of the Civil War Era

Volume 3, Number 1

March 2013


Editor’s Note William Blair


Amber D. Moulton

Closing the “Floodgate of Impurity”: Moral Reform, Antislavery, and Interracial Marriage in Antebellum


Marc-William Palen

The Civil War’s Forgotten Transatlantic Tariff Debate and the Confederacy’s Free Trade Diplomacy

Joy M. Giguere

“The Americanized Sphinx”: Civil War Commemoration, Jacob Bigelow, and the Sphinx at Mount Auburn Cemetery

Review Essay

Enrico Dal Lago

Lincoln, Cavour, and National Unification: American Republicanism and Italian Liberal Nationalism in Comparative Perspective

Professional Notes

James J. Broomall

The Interpretation Is A-Changin’: Memory, Museums, and Public History in Central Virginia

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). Karen Fisher Younger is managing director of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center and managing editor of the journal Civil War History.
For more information about William A. Blair, visit the Author Page.