Save 40% on UNC Press books during our Annual Holiday SALE! See details.

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SCWH Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the UNC Press Virtual Exhibit for the Society of Civil War Historians.

  • UNC Press SCWH Virtual Exhibit
  • UNC Press SCWH Virtual Exhibit

Since we can’t be together at the conference, we’re bringing our book exhibit to you.

From virtually anywhere, you can browse our list of new and recent titles, chat with our editor Mark Simpson-Vos, learn about our new books in our Civil War America Series, and more.



Featured Titles


Check out these cool book trailers for some recent titles:


Award Winners
Illusions of Emancipation: The Pursuit of Freedom & Equality in the Twilight of Slavery, by Joseph P. Reidy, in the Littlefield History of the Civil War Era series. Read a sample on the book page. "Reidy's remarkable ###Illusions of Emancipation# puts us in the midst of revolutionary events as only history's participants could have made and experienced them. Reidy offers us multiple perspectives on moments of trauma, triumph, and everyday life that reveal emancipation as the unexpected, determined, lurching, and slippery process that it was, driven by struggles of many sorts in an environment of volatility and uncertainty. Compelling reading for anyone interested in how history unfolds."--Steven Hahn, author of A Nation under Our Feet: Black Political Struggles in the Rural South from Slavery to the Great Migration

Winner of the
2020 Bancroft Prize!



Brown Civil War Monuments

Winner of the
2020 Tom Watson Brown Book Award, Society of Civil War Historians


Embattled Freedom by Amy Murrell Taylor

Winner of the
2019 Tom Watson Brown Book Award, Society of Civil War Historians



All of our books (in fact, our entire site) are available now at our 40 percent SCWH conference discount. Plus if your order totals $75, domestic U.S. shipping is FREE! Just use promo code 01DAH40 at checkout.

Click here for our full list of books in Civil War history.

And check out The Journal of the Civil War Era, too. We’re also happy to announce the new editors of the Journal, Greg Downs and Kate Masur.

Follow the links at the left for information on submitting a book proposal, ordering desk or examination copies (even free digital exam copies), classroom permissions, disability resources, and more. We’ve even created a handy FAQ document, with answers to the most-asked questions we get at exhibit booths.

Click on any book below to learn more. And, using our View Inside feature, you can leaf through the pages for a preview of each new book, just as if you were standing at our booth. Check it out on each book page.


Arguing until Doomsday

Arguing until Doomsday

Stephen Douglas, Jefferson Davis, and the Struggle for American Democracy

Michael E. Woods

An Environmental History of the Civil War

An Environmental History of the Civil War

Judkin Browning, Timothy Silver

A Republic in the Ranks

A Republic in the Ranks

Loyalty and Dissent in the Army of the Potomac

Zachery A. Fry

Men Is Cheap

Men Is Cheap

Exposing the Frauds of Free Labor in Civil War America

Brian P. Luskey

The Women's Fight

The Women's Fight

The Civil War's Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation

Thavolia Glymph

Gathering to Save a Nation

Gathering to Save a Nation

Lincoln and the Union's War Governors

Stephen D. Engle

The Stormy Present

The Stormy Present

Conservatism and the Problem of Slavery in Northern Politics, 1846–1865

Adam I. P. Smith

A More Civil War

A More Civil War

How the Union Waged a Just War

D. H. Dilbeck

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass

America's Prophet

D. H. Dilbeck

Stonewall's Prussian Mapmaker

Stonewall's Prussian Mapmaker

The Journals of Captain Oscar Hinrichs

Richard Brady Williams, Robert K. Krick

Living by Inches

Living by Inches

The Smells, Sounds, Tastes, and Feeling of Captivity in Civil War Prisons

Evan A. Kutzler

The Second American Revolution

The Second American Revolution

The Civil War-Era Struggle over Cuba and the Rebirth of the American Republic

Gregory P. Downs

Rebel Richmond

Rebel Richmond

Life and Death in the Confederate Capital

Stephen V. Ash

Searching for Black Confederates

Searching for Black Confederates

The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

Kevin M. Levin

The Virgin Vote

The Virgin Vote

How Young Americans Made Democracy Social, Politics Personal, and Voting Popular in the Nineteenth Century

Jon Grinspan

Bonds of Union

Bonds of Union

Religion, Race, and Politics in a Civil War Borderland

Bridget Ford

The Loyal Republic

The Loyal Republic

Traitors, Slaves, and the Remaking of Citizenship in Civil War America

Erik Mathisen

Conquered

Conquered

Why the Army of Tennessee Failed

Larry J. Daniel

Raising the White Flag

Raising the White Flag

How Surrender Defined the American Civil War

David Silkenat

Civil War Places

Civil War Places

Seeing the Conflict through the Eyes of Its Leading Historians

Gary W. Gallagher, J. Matthew Gallman, Will Gallagher

Illusions of Emancipation

Illusions of Emancipation

The Pursuit of Freedom and Equality in the Twilight of Slavery

Joseph P. Reidy

Private Confederacies

Private Confederacies

The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers

James J. Broomall

France and the American Civil War

France and the American Civil War

A Diplomatic History

Stève Sainlaude, Jessica Edwards, Don H. Doyle

The Yankee Plague

The Yankee Plague

Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy

Lorien Foote

With Malice toward Some

With Malice toward Some

Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era

William A. Blair

Midnight in America

Midnight in America

Darkness, Sleep, and Dreams during the Civil War

Jonathan W. White

Sex and the Civil War

Sex and the Civil War

Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality

Judith Giesberg

The War for the Common Soldier

The War for the Common Soldier

How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies

Peter S. Carmichael

Embattled Freedom

Embattled Freedom

Journeys through the Civil War’s Slave Refugee Camps

Amy Murrell Taylor

This War Ain't Over

This War Ain't Over

Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America

Nina Silber

Fighting for Atlanta

Fighting for Atlanta

Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War

Earl J. Hess

War Matters

War Matters

Material Culture in the Civil War Era

Joan E. Cashin

River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign

River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign

Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga

William Glenn Robertson

Aberration of Mind

Aberration of Mind

Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War–Era South

Diane Miller Sommerville

Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism

Oberlin, Hotbed of Abolitionism

College, Community, and the Fight for Freedom and Equality in Antebellum America

J. Brent Morris

Reconstruction's Ragged Edge

Reconstruction's Ragged Edge

The Politics of Postwar Life in the Southern Mountains

Steven E. Nash