Daniel W. Crofts Wins Nau Book Prize The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia is pleased to name Daniel W. Crofts’s Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The Other Thirteenth Amendment and the Struggle… Continue Reading Congratulations to Society member Daniel W. Crofts!
The quote from George Orwell’s novel 1984, “who controls the present controls the past” is unfortunately especially poignant under the Trump administration. The threats posed to education and Americans’ understanding of their own history, thanks to his endorsement of “alternative… Continue Reading Beauvoir, The Last Home of Jefferson Davis by Laura Smith
Ambiguity shaped the lives of Civil War veterans. Publicly honored and respected, many never managed to fit back into their old lives, or to build new ones. This is a familiar story to modern Americans, of course. Although the stereotypical troubled… Continue Reading Let Us Not Forget the Living: The Complicated Lives of Union Veterans by James Marten
Michael A. Morrison passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at his residence in Lafayette, Indiana. A professor at Purdue University for twenty-five years, Mike was a cherished colleague, scholar, teacher, and friend. After serving in the United States Air… Continue Reading The World Has Lost Another Giant: Michael Morrison, 1948-2017, by Caroline Janney
The world is quieter now that Tony Kaye is no longer part of it. Anthony E. Kaye passed away May 15 after a brave struggle against cancer. Among Tony’s many scholarly accomplishments was his role in the founding of the Journal of the Civil… Continue Reading Remembering Tony Kaye by Greg Downs