Book of the Week


The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi
by Earl J. Hess

Now available in paperback! "In one volume, Earl Hess has given readers as complete a study as can be found of this theater of battle."
--New York Journal of Books
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Video: George Rable’s Lecture on The Civil War as a political crisis

George Rable, professor and Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at the University of Alabama, spoke on “The Civil War as a Political Crisis,” as part of a series of lectures at Vanderbilt University during the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Rable’s books include God’s Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War, Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!, and The Confederate Republic: A Revolution against Politics.

(video running time = 1:07:57)

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