Book of the Week

Atlanta, Cradle of the New South:
Race and Remembering in the Civil War's Aftermath

by William A. Link

Now in paperback!

“This is an important book, and William Link shows that Atlanta was indeed a place where the past and the future, the Civil War and the New South, race and economics, and memory and reality converged.”
--North Carolina Historical Review


Large-Print Editions

UNC Press is pleased to offer some of our best-selling and award-winning Civil War books in easy-to-read, large-print format. Set in 16-point type, these books have been designed to make some of our most requested titles accessible to a larger number of readers than ever before.

Look for more large-print editions from UNC Press in the coming seasons.

The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi - Large-print edition - by Earl J. Hess

The Civil War in the West
Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

By Earl J. Hess

An operational study of the Western theater

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Border War
Fighting over Slavery before the Civil War

By Stanley Harrold

A comprehensive study of the border clashes preceding the Civil War

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The Coming of the American Civil War, 1789-1859

By Elizabeth R. Varon

The most provocative word in the political vocabulary of antebellum America

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Reluctant Rebels
The Confederates Who Joined the Army after 1861

By Kenneth W. Noe

A fresh look at why Confederates fought and ultimately lost the war

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The Long Shadow of the Civil War
Southern Dissent and Its Legacies

By Victoria E. Bynum

The inner civil war and its aftermath

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Covered with Glory
The 26th North Carolina Infantry at the Battle of Gettysburg

By Rod Gragg

“One of the most dramatic combat narratives ever written.”–

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West Pointers and the Civil War
The Old Army in War and Peace

By Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

Ushering in the transformation from militia to professional standing army

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Fields of Blood
The Prairie Grove Campaign

By William L. Shea

A detailed examination of the battles tactical and strategic elements

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A Savage Conflict
The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War

By Daniel E. Sutherland

The boon and bane of irregular warfare

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Wars within a War
Controversy and Conflict over the American Civil War

Edited By Joan Waugh and Gary W. Gallagher

A sampler of the best scholarship on the Civil War and its memory

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Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten
How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War

By Gary W. Gallagher

Versions of history we learn at the movies

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The Civil War as a Theological Crisis

By Mark A. Noll

All sides believing God was on their side

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Lee’s Last Retreat
The Flight to Appomattox

By William Marvel

The myths of Lee’s final campaign

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Mothers of Invention
Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War

By Drew Gilpin Faust

An award-winning portrait of women in the Confederacy

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The Last Depot

By William Marvel

The real tragedy of the notorious Confederate prison camp

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Lee Considered
General Robert E. Lee and Civil War History

By Alan T. Nolan

A rigorous reexamination of longstanding myths about Lee and the Civil War

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I Rode with Stonewall

By Henry Kyd Douglas

The war experiences of the youngest member of Jackson’s staff

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