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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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. […]

Video: Bland Simpson reads from “Two Captains from Carolina”

In this video, Bland Simpson reads from his epic tale of race and war, “Two Captains from Carolina,” at UNC’s Bull’s Head Bookshop, November 13, 2012. […]