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Civil War History Journal Archive

September 2020, Volume 66, No. 3

May 14th, 2020 | Filed as: CWH Archive, CWH Journal

The Emergence of Conservatism as a Political Concept in the United States before the Civil War
by Adam I.P. Smith

In an Evil Hour This Pandora’s Box of Slavery was Again Opened”: Emotional Partisan Divisions in the Late Antebellum Conservative North
by Matthew Mason

Stephen Douglas’s Enlightenment: Democracy, Race, and Rights in Civil War-Era Political Thought 
by Joshua A. Lynn

The Wisest Counsel of Conservatism”: Northern Democrats and the Politics of the Center, 1865-1868 
by Erik B. Alexander



June 2020, Volume 66, No. 2

Mar 17th, 2020 | Filed as: CWH Archive, CWH Journal

Civil War Soldiers and Dreams of War
By Dillon J. Carroll

A Region Which Will at the Same Time Delight and Disgust You”: Landscape Transformation and Changing Environmental Relationships in Civil War Washington, DC
By Nathan A. Marzoli

State of the Field Series

Roundtable: “Studying the Civil War from Abroad: Historiography’s Global and National Contexts”



March 2020, Volume 66, No. 1

Dec 11th, 2019 | Filed as: CWH Archive, CWH Journal

A Crucial Leavening of Expertise:  Engineer Soldiers and the Transmission of Military Proficiency in the American Civil War
By Mark A. Smith

“Victory’s Long Review”: The Grand Review of Union Armies and the Meaning of the Civil War
By Cecily N. Zander   



December 2019, Volume 65, No. 4

Aug 13th, 2019 | Filed as: CWH Archive, CWH Journal

STATE OF THE FIELD SERIES
The Politics of Continuity and Change in the Long Civil War Era
Rachel A. Shelden

City of Refuge:  Child Refugees and Soldiers’ Orphans in Civil War St. Louis
William McGovern    

The New Civil War Revisionism, Twenty Years Later:  A Roundtable in Honor of Edward L. Ayers
with: Daniel W. Crofts, Tamika Nunley, Christopher Phillips, Matthew E. Stanley, Gregory P Downs and Edward L. Ayers



September 2019, Volume 65, No. 3

Jun 4th, 2019 | Filed as: CWH Archive, CWH Journal

STATE OF THE FIELD SERIES
The Internet and Civil War Studies
by Earl J. Hess

“The Last and Most Precious Memento”:  Photographic Portraiture and the Union Citizen-Soldier
by James Andrew Brookes

The History of the Tangier Difficulty:  The American Civil War in Morocco
by Graham H. Cornwell



June 2019, Volume 65, No. 2

Mar 19th, 2019 | Filed as: CWH Archive, CWH Journal

STATE OF THE FIELD SERIES
Slavery, Capitalism, and the Interpretations of the Antebellum United States:  The Problem of Definition
by James L. Huston

“A General Concurrence in the Propriety of the Repeal”:  Male Friendship, Party, and Section in the Kansas-Nebraska Bill
by Thomas J. Balcerski



March 2019, Volume 65, No. 1

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

“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…



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



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