216 pp., 9 x 9, 37 halftones, notes, index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-4953-5
Published: March 2019
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-4954-2
Published: February 2019
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In addition to the editors, contributors include Edward L. Ayers, Stephen Berry, William A. Blair, David W. Blight, Peter S. Carmichael, Frances M. Clarke, Catherine Clinton, Stephen Cushman, Stephen D. Engle, Drew Gilpin Faust, Sarah E. Gardner, Judith Giesberg, Lesley J. Gordon, A. Wilson Greene, Caroline E. Janney, Jacqueline Jones, Ari Kelman, James Marten, Carol Reardon, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Brenda E. Stevenson, Elizabeth R. Varon, and Joan Waugh.
About the Authors
Gary W. Gallagher is the John L. Nau III Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Virginia.
For more information about Gary W. Gallagher, visit the Author Page.
J. Matthew Gallman is professor of history at the University of Florida.
For more information about J. Matthew Gallman, visit the Author Page.
Will Gallagher is a commercial photographer based in Austin, Texas.
For more information about Will Gallagher, visit the Author Page.
"Hopefully, [Civil War Places] will . . . spark increased visitation at the many lesser-known Civil War sites examined in it."--Andrew Wagenhoffer, Civil War Books and Authors
"Talk about finding the Mother Lode! . . . Augmented by evocative black-and-white photographs by Will Gallagher, this collection of deeply moving essays allows the reader to accompany each scholar on a personally guided literary tour probably impossible to replicate in the real world."--America's Civil War
“These are all thought-provoking essays that may well cause many readers to begin (or resume) visiting Civil War sites, as many Americans (such as this reader) did. . . . Civil War Places is heartily recommended to all readers who remain fascinated by that conflict.”--Journal of America’s Military Past
“Makes a significant contribution to the preservation of that sense of awe and wonderment produced by close encounters with our national history. . . . Well-informed, well-crafted, and heartfelt.”--Southwestern Historical Quarterly
“In a masterful combination of expert photography and thoughtful essays, twenty-five of the Civil War’s foremost authorities have explained the haunting and unchangeable impact of hallowed locations on the Civil War’s history and legacy. . . . This book belongs on the shelves of all Civil War enthusiasts and is a needed addition to the historiographies of the Civil War and contested memory.”--North Carolina Historical Review
"Of the hundreds of Civil War books I have read over the years, this one is now one of my favorites. The authors' personal and often emotional connections to places associated with the war and its memorialization come alive in moving prose and in Will Gallagher's haunting photographs. I have visited most of these places myself, but I came away from reading the essays with a greater understanding and appreciation of their meaning than ever before."--James M. McPherson, author of The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters
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Listen: Gary Gallgher interviewed by Tom Kearney (05/06/2019, running time 39:03)