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Society of Civil War Historians Conference:
June 17-18, 2021


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No Place for Glory/Wynstra. Kent State University Press

Slavery: Interpreting American History. Kent State University Press

A Notable Bully/Cray. Kent State University PressBlue-Blooded Cavalryman by J. Gregory Acken. Kent State University Press

War, Memory and the 1913 Gettysburg Reunion by Thomas R. Flagel. Kent State University Press

My Dear Nelly edited by Paul Taylor. Kent State University PressMeade by John G. Selby. Kent State University PressCatholic Confederates by Gracjan Kraszewski. Kent State University Press

War, Memory, and the 1913 Gettysburg Reunion

“Flagel’s important monograph provides a nuanced existential examination of what fifty years after the battle meant to the veterans: survival.” — The Journal of Southern History

A Notable Bully: Colonel Billy Wilson, Masculinity, and the Pursuit of Violence in the Civil War Era

“This book is clever, well researched, and the subject—Billy Wilson—is unquestionably an interesting one.” –Timothy J. Orr, coauthor of Never Call Me a Hero: A Legendary American Dive-Bomber Pilot Remembers the Battle of Midway 


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The Kent State University Press is thrilled to welcome Dr. Jim Downs (Gettysburg College) and Dr. Crystal Feimster (Yale University) as the incoming Editor and Associate Editor of the “Civil War History” journal!

Civil War History journal is in its seventh decade
as the leading scholarly journal of the American Civil War era.

We wish to extend our sincere gratitude to the outgoing editorial team of Brian Craig Miller, Editor; Frank Towers, Associate Editor; and Ryan Keating, Book Review Editor.

Civil War History—Toward an Interdisciplinary Study of the Civil War Era


Jim Downs, Editor (Civil War Studies and History, Gettysburg College)

Crystal Feimster, Associate Editor (African American Studies, American Studies, and History, Yale University)

Sarah Gardner, Book Review Editor (History, Mercer University)

Editorial Board

Yoni Applebaum, Ideas Editor, The Atlantic

Peter Carmichael, Civil War Studies and History, Gettysburg College

Maria Carrillo, Archivist, Lincoln Memorial Shrine

Amanda Claybaugh, English, Harvard University

Catherine Clinton, History, University of Texas at San Antonio

Lisa Tendrich Frank, Author and Historian

Barbara Gannon, History, University of Central Florida

John Hennessy, Author and Historian

Sarah Lewis, History of Art and Architecture and African and African American Studies, Harvard University

Tamika Nunley, Cornell University

Susan O’Donovan, History, University of Memphis

Paul Quigley, Civil War Studies, Virginia Tech

Britt Rusert, Afro-American Studies, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, History of Art, Cinema Studies, Gender Studies and Women’s Studies, and Latin American and Latinx Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Natasha Trethewey, Former Poet Laureate of the United States, English, Northwestern University

Emily West, History, University of Reading (United Kingdom)