Book of the Week


The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction
by Mark Wahlgren Summers

“Effectively captures the turmoil and frustrations of the era. . . . [and] shows how economic woes affected Reconstruction’s prospects.”
--Publishers Weekly
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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.

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