Book of the Week


The Ordeal of the Reunion: A New History of Reconstruction
by Mark Wahlgren Summers

“Effectively captures the turmoil and frustrations of the era. . . . [and] shows how economic woes affected Reconstruction’s prospects.”
--Publishers Weekly
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Glenn David Brasher: Top 10 Events in Civil War History, 2013

A year’s end always brings multiple “Top Ten” lists. The community of Civil War enthusiasts is not immune to the practice, usually creating lists of the best books. For fun, I humbly offer my own rankings, but they are not limited to books. Here in descending order are my top ten “events” in Civil War history for 2013. […]

Video: William A. Link talks to The Civil War Monitor

In an interview with The Civil War Monitor, William A. Link talks about the fall and rise of Atlanta as a New South city after the Civil War. […]

Video: Anne Sarah Rubin talks to The Civil War Monitor

In a video interview with the Civil War Monitor, historian Anne Sarah Rubin discusses her new role as President of the Society of Civil War Historians, her goals for the next two years, and how Civil War studies can make use of digital history. […]

Glenn David Brasher: Historians’ Approach to “Lincoln”

At the Civil War Monitor, historian Glenn David Brasher reviews Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln and argues that the film should be judged based on what it was meant to be, not what historians would like to see. […]

Video: Peter Carmichael “Behind the Lines” interview with Civil War Monitor

The Civil War Monitor interviews Peter Carmichael about the 2012 and 2013 Civil War Institutes at Gettysburg College and the state of public history. […]