Book of the Week


Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman's March and American Memory
by Anne Sarah Rubin

"A valuable exploration of the myriad ways Americans--from Union soldiers to freepeople to white southern women--have struggled to interpret Sherman's March through Georgia and the Carolinas, serving up a provocative assessment of its cultural legacy to the present time."
--Joan Waugh, author of U. S. Grant, American Hero, American Myth
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The Journal of the Civil War Era

The University of North Carolina Press and the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at the Pennsylvania State University are pleased to announce the 2011 launch of a new publication, The Journal of the Civil War Era. William Blair, of the Pennsylvania State University, serves as founding editor.

The new journal will showcase 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.

Beyond peer-reviewed, cutting-edge scholarship, the journal offers a variety of elements designed to engage historians, sharpen debate, and hone practices in the profession, in the classroom, and in theory and method.

  • Review essays that analyze emergent themes and map new directions in historiography.
  • Book reviews by experienced, published scholars that offer critical perspectives on key works in the field and the discipline.
  • Reviews of films, digital archive collections, websites, museum exhibitions, and interventions in other media.
  • Columns on the profession that alert readers to recent issues in the job market, teaching, and technology and help historians of the Civil War Era find the leading edge of these trends.

Click here to view the Table of Contents for Volume 1, No. 1

For information about calls for papers, subscribing, and more, visit the JCWE website here.


 

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