Book of the Week


Defining Duty in the Civil War:
Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front

by J. Matthew Gallman

"A compelling examination of how struggling northerners defined, debated, and delineated loyal behavior during the four years of the American Civil War. At once entertaining and enlightening, Gallman’s lively survey of an impressive range of print literature yields fresh understanding of the evolving roles that patriotic Union civilians aspired to emulate."
--Joan Waugh, author of U.S. Grant: American Hero, American Myth

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Books

The University of North Carolina Press has earned a reputation as one of the leading publishers in the field of Civil War studies. With hundreds of Civil War books in print, we continue to publish thoughtful and thought-provoking scholarship on battles, people, politics, and culture of the Civil War era.

The links on this page will take you to selected groups of books at the UNC Press website, where you can learn more about each book, read excerpts, and make purchases.

Civil War: All

Civil War: Battles and Campaigns

Civil War: Biography and Papers

Civil War: Disunion

Civil War: Homefront

Civil War: Memory

Civil War: People

Civil War: Politics

Civil War: Reconstruction