In August 2016, Kenneth Osgood and Fredrik Logevall (fresh from winning the Pulitzer Prize for his recent book on the Vietnam War, Embers of War) co-authored an op-ed for the New York Times titled “Why Did We Stop Teaching Political… Continue Reading New Political Histories of the Sectional Crisis: A Report from the AHA by Nicholas P. Cox
On January 12, 2017, President Obama signed an executive order designating five sites near Beaufort, South Carolina, as a National Parks Service monument. This will be the first NPS site to commemorate Reconstruction, and it comes after many years of… Continue Reading First National Monument to Reconstruction Will Become a Reality
Journalists, pundits, the public, and even some scholars love to celebrate James Polk as a “man of destiny,” successful president, “a political chess master,” and an “expansionist leader” with a “republican vision” who, through “extraordinary diligence,” worked to “spread the… Continue Reading In “Defense” of James Buchanan by Michael Todd Landis
As 2017 begins, the editorial staff at The Journal of the Civil War Era wishes you a Happy New Year! If you are interested in submitting work to the journal, please check out our submissions page for more details. Here at… Continue Reading Muster – New Year, New Look!
“I have now spent ten difficult holidays without my late husband…so, why am I still surprised a decade later, when my mostly healed heart, breaks back open during the holidays like clockwork? Just what is it about the holidays that… Continue Reading Christmas Mourning, Confederate Widows, and the Aftermath of the Civil War by Angela Esco Elder