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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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