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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Journals

The University of North Carolina Press offers two journals featuring Civil War content.

The Journal of the Civil War Era showcases emerging research on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century.

Southern Cultures explores the history, politics, folklore, literature, art, and social structures of the South, including the role the Civil War has played and continues to play in popular memory and culture. The Library of Congress has selected the Civil War portion of Southern Cultures.org for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War Sesquicentennial.

Follow the links below to learn more.

The Journal of the Civil War Era

Southern Cultures