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Civil War History Journal

March 2019, Volume 65, No. 1

Nov 30th, 2018 | Filed as: CWH Journal, CWH Preview

“They Cannot Expect …That a Loyal People Will Tolerate the Utterance of Such Sentiments”:  The Campaign against Treasonous Speech during the Civil War
by Julie Roy Jeffrey

This essay explores northern attempts to stamp out “treasonous” speech during the Civil War.  The voluminous case files of Levi C. Turner, Associate Judge Advocate for the Army, and Lafayette C. Baker, special Provost Marshal, two officials at the heart of the effort to suppress subversion, supplemented by newspaper accounts, provide detailed evidence of the workings of the federal program to quell dissent outside the usual procedures of civil law…

Confederate Imaginations with the Federals in the Postwar Order
by Adrian Brettle

Scholarship on the attempts by Confederate government officials to negotiate with the United States during the last year of the war tends to fall into two categories. Some historians chart the increasingly desperate attempts to modify the terms of inevitable reunion and emancipation…



December 2018, Volume 64, No. 4

Sep 6th, 2018 | Filed as: CWH Archive, CWH Journal

Buchanan’s Mormon Judge: Delana Eckels and the Democratic Party in the Utah War
by Nicole Etcheson

Famous for their platform’s ringing denunciation of polygamy as one of the “twin relics of barbarism,” the Republican party took a strong stand against Mormonism…

Rehearsing for the Great Debate of 1850:  The Controversy over Seating Father Theobald Mathew on the Floor of the Senate
by Stephen E. Maizlish

In December of 1849, as the debate in Congress over the Compromise of 1850 was about to begin, the Senate confronted the seemingly innocent question of granting Irish temperance reformer Father Theobald Mathew the honor of sitting on the floor of the Senate…



2018 Hubbell Prize awarded to Adam H. Domby

Jul 19th, 2018 | Filed as: CWH Journal, Hubbell Prize, News

Adam H. Domby has won the John T. Hubbell Prize for the best article published in Civil War History during 2017. His study, “Captives of Memory:  Contested Legacy of Race at Andersonville National Historic Site,” Civil War History (September 2017), was selected by the journal’s editorial advisory board. The prize earns the recipient a $1,000 award from The Kent State University Press.



September 2018, Volume 64, No. 3

Jun 21st, 2018 | Filed as: CWH Archive, CWH Journal

Lincoln and His Biographers
by: Allen Carl Guelzo

Our Yankee:  The Uncertain Fate of Northern Teachers in the Seceded South
by: Michael T. Bernath



June 2018, Volume 64, No. 2

Mar 14th, 2018 | Filed as: CWH Archive, CWH Journal

The Civil War and Reconstruction in Indian Territory:  Historiography and Prospects for New Directions in Research
by: Bradley R. Clampitt

In the Midst of Fire and Blood:  Union Soldiers, Unionist Women, Military Policy, and Intimate Space in the American Civil War
by: Laura Mammina

Robert Penn Warren, Wendell Berry, and the Dark Side of Civil War History
by:  Mitchell G. Klingenberg



March 2018, Volume 64, No. 1

Nov 30th, 2017 | Filed as: CWH Archive, CWH Journal

McClellan’s Epidemic:  Disease and Discord at Harrison’s Landing, July-August 1862
by: Zachery A. Fry

More Than Paper and Ink:  Confederate Medical Literature and the Making of the Confederate Army Medical Corps
by: Lindsay Rae Privette



December 2017, Volume 63, No. 4

Sep 15th, 2017 | Filed as: CWH Archive, CWH Journal

Escaping the Mechanism: Soldier Fraternization during the Siege at Petersburg
Lauren K. Thompson

The Early Indicators Project: Using Massive Data and Statistical Analysis to Understand the Life Cycle of Civil War Soldiers
Earl J. Hess



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