"S ister States, Enemy States is recommended to those interested in the Civil War, Tennessee and Kentucky." Oklahoman"
"This book will be worthwhile for anyone interested in the wartime experiences of Kentucky and Tennessee, but it will be of special interest to those who had ancestors living here during that time." Kentucky Ancestors"
"Though the two adjacent states share the same historical roots and cultures, the Civil War constituted a break that could not be more profound, as Tennessee joined the Confederacy and Kentucky joined the Union." Book News"
"Civil War-era scholars and enthusiasts alike will find the original essays covering an often overlooked region a delight, and the historical community at large will benefit from the social, economic, and political perspectives offered by this well-edited volume." Arkansas Review"
"Students who are interested in the field can gain a great deal of information in a concise manner that will serve as a springboard for further research. It is perhaps this that is the greatest contribution of the book. It is a must-have work for students and scholars of the Civil War and Reconstruction in the Western Theater." Register of the Kentucky Historical Society"
"Anyone interested in Kentucky and Tennessee in the Civil War era will enjoy this book. The editors have done a superb job of recruiting authors and assembling good, in some cases outstanding, essays." Journal of American History"
"All in all, this is great tour-de-force for those interested in Kentucky and Tennessee history or in the political and social values that impacted those living in 1860 and continue to shape America today." Journal of America's Military Past"
"A very good book on the life of the two states during the Civil War, and particularly on the dynamics of secession." Strategy Page"
"This collection brings together sixteen essays by leading scholars on the Civil War in Kentucky and Tennessee. It sheds much new light on a region that while recognized as critically significant during the mid-nineteenth century is often overlooked in the historiography." Journal of Southern History"
"The essays in Sister States, Enemy States persuasively demonstrate that the Civil War was fought not among well-defined classes in the East, but inside the households and farmsteads of the economically hybrid western Upper South. This volume is a must for anyone interested in East Tennessee and in the Civil War in general." Journal of East Tennessee History"
"A personal and very readable book that increases our understanding of everyday life during an extraordinary event." TOCWOC blog"