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Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading
for the 2017 Civil War Institute Conference:


Michael Birkner and John Quist, eds.  James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War (University Press of Florida, 2013).


Andrew Bledsoe, Citizen-Officers: The Union and Confederate Volunteer Junior Officer Corps in the American Civil War (LSU Press, 2015).


John Coski, The Confederate Battle Flag: America's Most Embattled Emblem (Harvard University Press, 2005).


Stephen Engle, Gathering to Save a Nation: Lincoln and the Union’s War Governors (UNC Press, 2016).


Eric Foner, Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War (Oxford University Press, 1995).


Lorien Foote, The Yankee Plague: Escaped Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy, (UNC Press, 2016).


Lisa Tendrich Frank, The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers During Sherman’s March (LSU Press, 2015).


Judith Giesberg, Sex and the Civil War: Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality (UNC Press, 2017).


Fiona Deans Halloran, Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons (UNC Press, 2013).


David S. Hartwig, To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September, 1862 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012).


Earl Hess, Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy (UNC Press, 2016).


Earl Hess, The Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat: Reality and Myth (University Press of Kansas, 2008).


Earl Hess, Civil War Infantry Tactics: Training, Combat, and Small-Unit Effectiveness (LSU Press, 2015).


Harold Holzer, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War For Public Opinion (Simon & Schuster, 2014).


Harold Holzer and Tim Mulligan, eds., The Battle of Hampton Roads: New Perspectives on the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (Fordham University Press, 2006).


Martin Johnson, Writing the Gettysburg Address (University Press of Kansas, 2013).


Robert K. Krick, Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain (UNC Press, 1990).


John Marszalek, Sherman: A Soldier’s Passion for Order (Southern Illinois University Press, 1993.


John Marszalek, Commander of All Lincoln’s Armies: A Life of General Henry W. Halleck (Belknap Press, 2004).


Matthew Mason, Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett (UNC Press, 2016).


James M. McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (1988; reprint, Oxford University Press, 2003).


James M. McPherson, Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam: The Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War (Oxford University Press, 2002).


Wayne Motts, Trust in God and Fear Nothing: Lewis A. Armistead, CSA (Farnsworth House Military Impressions, 1994).


Barton Myers, Rebels Against the Confederacy: North Carolina’s Unionists (Cambridge University Press, 2014). 


Michael Neiberg, The Path to War: How the First World War Created Modern America (Oxford University Press, 2016).


Kenneth Noe, Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle (University Press of Kentucky, 2009).


Kenneth Noe, Reluctant Rebels: The Confederates Who Joined the Army After 1861 (UNC Press, 2010).


Elizabeth Brown Pryor, Clara Barton: Professional Angel (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1987).


James A. Ramage, Gray Ghost: The Life of Col. John Singleton Mosby (The University Press of Kentucky, 2009).


Carol Reardon, With a Sword in One Hand and Jomini in the Other: The Problem of Military Thought in the Civil War North (UNC Press, 2012).


Anne Sarah Rubin, Through the Heart of Dixie: Sherman’s March and American Memory (UNC Press, 2014).


Stephen W. Sears, Gettysburg (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2003; reprint, 2004).


Stephen W. Sears, Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1983; reprint, 2003).


Rachel Shelden, Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, & the Coming of the Civil War (UNC Press, 2013).


Jeffrey D. Stalnaker, The Battle of Mine Run: The Crushing End of the Missouri Campaign (The History Press, 2011).


T.J. Stiles, Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America (Alfred A. Knopf, 2015).


T.J. Stiles, Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War (Alfred A. Knopf, 2002).


William T. Sherman and Michael Fellman, Memoirs of William Tecumseh Sherman (Penguin Books, 2000).


Jeffry D. Wert, Mosby’s Rangers: The True Adventures of the Most Famous Command of the Civil War (Simon & Schuster, 1991).


Jonathan White, Midnight in America: Darkness, Sleep and Dreams during the Civil War (forthcoming from UNC Press, 2017).


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