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The Journal of the Civil War Era

Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 10, 2020

Size: 6 x 9, approx 150 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 2154-4727


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

The Society of Civil War Historians text logoJudith Giesberg is professor of history at Villanova University. She is the editor or author of numerous books including Emilie Davis’s Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863-1865 and Army at Home: Women and the Civil War on the Northern Homefront (UNC Press).

Members of the Society of Civil War Historians receive the journal as a benefit of membership. For more information, visit the Society’s membership page.

Non-Member Subscription Rates

Individual price – $62.00
Foreign Individual price – $94.00

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Founding Editor

William Blair, The Pennsylvania State University

Associate Editors

Greg Downs, University of California, Davis
Stacey Smith, Oregon State University
Rachel Shelden, University of Oklahoma, Book Reviews

Digital Media Editor

Kristen Epps, University of Central Arkansas

Managing Editor

Matthew Isham, The Pennsylvania State University

Editorial Assistant

Cecily Zander, The Pennsylvania State University

Editorial Board

Rabia Belt, Stanford University
Daina Ramey Berry, University of Texas
Fitzhugh Brundage, University of North Carolina
Laura Edwards, Duke University
Lesley Gordon, University of Alabama
Steven Hahn, New York University
Pekka Hämäläinen, Oxford University
Angela Pulley Hudson, Texas A&M University
Tera Hunter, Princeton University
Stephen Kantrowitz, University of Wisconsin
Scott Nelson, University of Georgia
David Silkenat, University of Edinburgh
Brenda Stevenson, University of California, Los Angeles
Susannah Ural, University of Southern Mississippi

Table of Contents

Volume 10, Number 1 March 2020

Cracks in the Foundation: The Fourteenth Amendment and Its Limits: A Special Issue

Guest Editor’s Note
Michael T. Bernath and M. Scott Heerman, Cracks in the Foundation: The Fourteenth Amendment and Its Limits


Lisset Marie Pino and John Fabian Witt
The Fourteenth Amendment as an Ending: Constitutional Beginnings and the Demise of the War Power

Stephen Kantrowitz
White Supremacy, Settler Colonialism, and the Two Citizenships of the Fourteenth Amendment

Evelyn Atkinson
Slaves, Coolies, and Shareholders: Corporations Claim the Fourteenth Amendment

Christopher W. Schmidt
The Fourteenth Amendment and the Transformation of Civil Rights

Book Reviews
Books Received
Notes on Contributors

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