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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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