Journal of the Civil War Era

Summer 2013 Issue

Volume 3: Number 2

Edited by William A. Blair

Approx. 176 pp., 6 x 9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-0897-6
    Published: June 2013

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The Journal of the Civil War Era

Volume 3, Number 2

June 2013


Editor’s Note

William Blair


Stephen Cushman

When Lincoln Met Emerson

Christopher Phillips

Lincoln’s Grasp of War: Hard War and the Politics of Neutrality and Slavery in the Western Border Slave States, 1861–1862

Jonathan W. White

The Strangely Insignificant Role of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Civil War

Review Essay

Yael Sternhell

Revisionism Reinvented? The Antiwar Turn in Civil War Scholarship

Professional Notes

Gary W. Gallagher

The Civil War at the Sesquicentennial: How Well Do Americans Understand Their Great National Crisis?

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.