"I Only Knew What Was in My Mind": Ulysses S. Grant and the Meaning of Appomattox
The North American Crisis of the 1860s
"Only Murder Makes Men": Reconsidering the Black Military Experience
Caroline E. Janney
"I Yield to No Man an Iota of My Convictions": Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and the Limits of Reconciliation
David S. Reynolds
Reading the Sesquicentennial: New Directions in the Popular History of the Civil War
Notes on Contributors
The Journal of the Civil War Era takes advantage of the flowering of research on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century.
William Blair is professor of U.S. history and director of the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at the Pennsylvania State University. He is author of Cities of the Dead: Contesting the Memory of the Civil War in the South (UNC Press).