Book of the Week


Civil War Canon:
Sites of Confederate Memory in South Carolina

by Thomas J. Brown

"There is no place quite like South Carolina for Civil War and Confederate memory. Thomas J. Brown brings a sophisticated, critical eye and a witty pen to this enduring controversy, showing a host of ways over 150 years that the Confederacy has endured and changed as it collided with modernity on the artistic and civic landscapes of the first state to secede. This book is a brilliant new turn in our quest to know why that war and its results have never gone away."
--David W. Blight, Yale University, author of Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

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Glenn David Brasher: Top 10 Events in Civil War History, 2014

A year’s end always brings multiple “Top Ten” lists. The community of Civil War enthusiasts often create lists of the best books. Last year for fun, I humbly offered my own ranking, which was not limited to books. Because of positive feedback, I’ve decided to do it again! Here in carefully considered descending order is my second annual top ten list of “events” in Civil War history. […]

Preview: C-SPAN’s coverage of Gettysburg 150th Anniversary

July 1st marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and to kick of the celebration C-SPAN’s American History TV will be live all day long from the battlefield on June 30th. The weekly program “American Artifacts” has produced a 30-minute special, “The Monuments at Gettysburg,” where Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler take viewers around Gettysburg and showcase nine of their favorite monuments. […]

Video: William A. Link talks to The Civil War Monitor

In an interview with The Civil War Monitor, William A. Link talks about the fall and rise of Atlanta as a New South city after the Civil War. […]

Video: Anne Sarah Rubin talks to The Civil War Monitor

In a video interview with the Civil War Monitor, historian Anne Sarah Rubin discusses her new role as President of the Society of Civil War Historians, her goals for the next two years, and how Civil War studies can make use of digital history. […]

Video: Kate Masur at AHA 2013

Kate Masur presents a paper, “Fugitive Slaves, Military Intelligence, and Civil Rights before the Emancipation Proclamation,” at the 2013 meeting of the American Historical Association. Video recorded by History News Network. […]