Book of the Week


Belligerent Muse: Five Northern Writers and How They Shaped Our Understanding of the Civil War
by Stephen Cushman
foreword by Gary W. Gallagher

"From the lilt of Lincoln’s language to the barbs of Bierce and the pageantry of Chamberlain, Belligerent Muse takes readers into the complicated literary history of how the war was spun and how a national bloodletting transformed the writing of history and the history of writing in the United States."
--Stephen Berry, University of Georgia
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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