The Journal of the Civil War Era


Frequency: March, June, September, December

Latest Issue: Volume 14, 2024

Size: 6 x 9, approx 150 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: Print 2154-4727; Digital 2159-9807


The Journal of the Civil War Era publishes the most creative new work on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the country’s signal conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century. The journal was started in 2011 and is published in association with the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at Pennsylvania State University. For more information about the journal, visit

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Kate Masur, Northwestern University

Gregory P. Downs, University of California, Davis

Founding Editor

William Blair, The Pennsylvania State University

Associate Editors

Catherine A. Jones, University of California, Santa Cruz, Review Essays

Megan L. Bever, Missouri Southern State University, Book Reviews

Hilary N. Green, Davidson College, Digital Media

Managing Editor

Matthew Isham, The Pennsylvania State University

Editorial Assistants

Heather Walser, The Pennsylvania State University
Edward P. Green, The Pennsylvania State University

Editorial Board

Paul Barba, Bucknell University
Christopher Bonner, University of Maryland
Gabriel J. Chin, University of California, Davis
Joanna Cohen, Queen Mary University of London
Justene Hill Edwards, University of Virginia
Aston Gonzalez, Salisbury University
Wayne Hsieh, United States Naval Academy
Beth Lew-Williams, Princeton University
Tamika Nunley, Cornell University
Erika Pani, El Colegio de México
Ann Sarah Rubin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Jameson Sweet, Rutgers
Nicole Myers Turner, Princeton University
Kidada E. Williams, Wayne State University

Table of Contents

Volume 14, Number 1 (March 2024)

Editor’s Note

Kate Masur and Gregory P. Downs


Proving Disloyalty: Enslaved People and Resistance in Missouri’s Guerrilla Households
Iain A. Flood

Reconstruction, Racial Terror, and the Electoral College
Michael W. Fitzgerald and Mark Bohnhorst

Brother Dixon: College Fraternities and the Ku Klux Klan
Katherine J. Lennard

Review Essay

Possessed: Understanding the Lives of Enslaved Americans
Christopher James Bonner

Book Reviews
Books Received
Notes on Contributors

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