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A Family and Nation under Fire is 2018 Foreword INDIES finalist

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Congratulations to Georgiann Baldino. Her book A Family and Nation under Fire: The Civil War Letters and Journals of William and Joseph Medill is a 2018 Foreword INDIES finalist in the History (adult non-fiction) category.
About the book…

 


Penitentiaries, Punishment, and Military Prisons wins Honorable Mention in Civil War Monitor‘s “Best Civil War Books of 2018″

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Congratulations to KSU Press author Angela M. Zombek for receiving Honorable Mention in the Civil War Monitor‘s “Best Civil War Books of 2018.”
Honorable Mention: Prisons remain an understudied topic in Civil War studies. In Penitentiaries, Punishments, and Military Prisons: Familiar Responses to an Extraordinary Crisis During the American Civil War (Kent State University Press), Angela M. Zombek compares [...]

 


KSU Press author Bradley Keefer speaks on Civil War re-enactment in New York Times article

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Kent State University Press author Bradley Keefer gets the last word in this New York Times article regarding the uncertain future of Civil War Re-enactors.

 


Timothy Roberts discusses This Infernal War at Civil War Books & Authors

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Here’s an excellent interview with Timothy Mason Roberts, author of This Infernal War: 
The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard at Civil War Books and Authors.
Find out more about the book here

 


Lincoln’s Lover Author Jason Emerson Interviewed on WSYR-TV, Syracuse

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WSYR-TV, Syracuse gives us an excellent interview with Jason Emerson, author of our recent book Lincoln’s Lover: Mary Lincoln in Poetry. It’s sure to be a favorite for lovers of poetry and history as well.
View the video.
Find out more about Lincoln’s Lover.

 


Penitentiaries, Punishment, and Military Prisons

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Penitentiaries, Punishment, and Military Prisons by Angela M. Zombek. Kent State University Press

Penitentiaries, Punishment, and Military Prisons confronts the enduring claim that Civil War military prisons represented an apocalyptic and ahistorical rupture in America’s otherwise linear and progressive carceral history. Instead, it places the war years in the broader context of imprisonment in 19th-century America and contends that officers in charge of military prisons drew on administrative and punitive practices that existed in antebellum and wartime civilian penitentiaries to manage the war’s crisis of imprisonment. Union and Confederate officials outlined rules for military prisons, instituted punishments, implemented prison labor, and organized prisoners of war, both civilian and military, in much the same way as peacetime penitentiary officials had done, leading journalists to refer to many military prisons as “penitentiaries.”

 


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