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Civil War Era

Work for Giants

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War Soldiers and Strategies, History, Military History
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DescriptionDuring the summer of 1864 a Union column, commanded by Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson Smith, set out from Tennessee with a goal that had proven impossible in all prior attempts—to find and defeat the cavalry under the command of Confederate major general…

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On Lincoln

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War History Readers, Recent Releases
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For sixty years the journal Civil War History has presented the best original scholarship in the study of America’s greatest struggle. The Kent State University Press is pleased to present this third volume in its multivolume series, reintroducing the most influential of more than 500…

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The Memorial Art and Architecture of Vicksburg National Military Park

| Filed under: Art, Civil War Era, History
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Text and photographs by Michael W. Panhorst

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In the heyday of Civil War commemoration at the turn of the twentieth century, Mississippi’s Vicksburg National Military Park was considered “the art park of the South.” By 1920, more than 160 portrait statues, busts, and…

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The Printer’s Kiss

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North
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In language that resonates with power and beauty, this compilation of personal letters written from 1844 to 1864 tells the compelling story of controversial newspaper editor Will Tomlinson, his opinionated wife (Eliza Wylie Tomlinson), and their two children (Byers and Belle) in the treacherous borderlands…

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To Plead Our Own Cause

| Filed under: American Abolitionism and Antislavery, Civil War Era, History, Recent Releases
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The antislavery movement entered an important new phase when William Lloyd Garrison began publishing the Liberator in 1831—a phase marked by massive petition campaigns, the extraordinary mobilization of female activists, and the creation of organizations such as the American Anti-Slavery Society. While the period from…

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Yankee Dutchmen under Fire

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War in the North, Recent Releases
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Thousands of volumes of Civil War letters are available, but little more than a dozen contain collections written by native Germans fighting in this great American conflict. Yankee Dutchmen under Fire presents a fascinating collection of sixty-one letters written by immigrants who served in the…

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Race and Recruitment

| Filed under: Civil War Era, Civil War History Readers, History
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“Race and Recruitment pulls readers right into the middle of the most important scholarly conversations about race, slavery, and the Civil War that have taken place over the last half century. Each of these sixteen essays has stood the test of time, asking the big…

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