Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading
for the 2019 Civil War Institute Conference:

Authored by CWI 2019 faculty:

Edward Ayers, The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America (W.W. Norton, 2017)

Edward Ayers, In the Presence of Mine Enemies: The Civil War in the Heart of America, 1859-1863 (W.W. Norton, 2003)

Stephen Berry, creator, Private Voices: The Corpus of American Civil War Letters (historical database and website)

Stephen Berry, ed., Weirding the War: Stories From the Civil War’s Ragged Edges (University of Georgia Press, 2011)

Patrick Breen, The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt (Oxford University Press, 2015)

James Broomall, Private Confederacies: The Emotional Worlds of Southern Men as Citizens and Soldiers (UNC Press, March, 2019)

Peter Carmichael, The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies (UNC Press, November, 2018)

Joan Cashin, ed., War Matters: Material Culture in the Civil War Era (UNC Press, 2018)

Mark Dunkelman, Gettysburg’s Unknown Soldier: The Life, Death, and Celebrity of Amos Humiston (Praeger, 1999)

Mark Dunkelman, Gettysburg’s Coster Avenue: The Brickyard Fight and the Mural (Gettysburg Publishing, 2018)

Nicole Etcheson, Bleeding Kansas: Contested Liberty in the Civil War Era (University Press of Kansas, 2004)

Andre Fleche, The Revolution of 1861: The American Civil War in the Age of Nationalist Conflict (UNC Press, 2012)

Gary Gallagher, ed., Fighting For the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of Edward Porter Alexander (UNC Press, 1989)

Gary Gallagher and J. Matthew Gallman, eds., Civil War Places: Seeing the Conflict Through the Eyes of Its Leading Historians (UNC Press, March, 2019)

Gary Gallagher, The Confederate War (Harvard University Press, 1997)

Gary Gallagher, Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know About the Civil War (UNC Press, 2008)

Gary Gallagher, The Union War (Harvard University Press, 2011)

Gary Gallagher, The First Day at Gettysburg (Kent State University Press, 1992); The Second Day at Gettysburg (Kent State University Press, 1993); The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond (UNC Press, 1998)

Kent Gramm, November: Lincoln's Elegy at Gettysburg (Indiana University Press, 2001)

Kent Gramm, Gettysburg: A Meditation on War and Values(Indiana University Press, 1997)

Nancie Gudmestad, The Shrivers' Story: Eyewitnesses to the Battle of Gettysburg (2009)

Earl Hess, Fighting for Atlanta: Tactics, Terrain, and Trenches in the Civil War (UNC, 2018)

William Kurtz, Excommunicated from the Union: How the Civil War Created a Separate Catholic America (Fordham University Press, 2015)

Jennifer Murray, On A Great Battlefield: The Making, Management, and Memory of Gettysburg National Military Park, 1933-2013 (University of Tennessee Press, 2014)

Jason Phillips, Looming Civil War: How Nineteenth-Century Americans Imagined the Future (Oxford University Press, 2018)

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)

Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler, A Field Guide to Gettysburg (UNC Press, 2013)

Carol Reardon, Pickett’s Charge in History and Memory (UNC Press, 1997)

Brian Schoen, The Fragile Fabric of Union: Cotton, Federal Politics, and the Global Origins of the Civil War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009)

Aaron Sheehan-Dean, The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War (Harvard University Press, 2018)

Rachel Shelden, Washington Brotherhood: Politics, Social Life, and the Coming of the Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2013)

Gary Gallagher and Rachel Shelden, eds., A Political Nation: New Directions in Mid-Nineteenth-Century American Political History (University of Virginia Press, 2012)

Amy Murrell Taylor, Embattled Freedom: Journeys through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps (UNC Press, 2018)

Michael Woods, Bleeding Kansas: Slavery, Sectionalism, and Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border (Routledge, 2016)

Michael Woods, Emotional and Sectional Conflict in the Antebellum United States (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Colin Woodward, ed., Lee Family Archive (digital archive on the Lee family of Virginia)

Colin Woodward, Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army During the Civil War (University of Virginia Press, 2014)

Andrew Zimmerman, Alabama in Africa: Booker T. Washington, the German Empire, and the Globalization of the New South (Princeton University Press, 2010)

Authored by non-CWI 2019 faculty:

Benjamin Franklin Cooling III, Jubal Early: Robert E. Lee’s “Bad Old Man” (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014)

Don E. Fehrenbacher, The Dred Scott Case: Its Significance in American Law and Politics (Oxford University Press, 2001)

Paul Finkelman, Dred Scott v. Sandford: A Brief History With Documents (Bedord/St. Martin’s, 2016)

Stephen Sears, Gettysburg (Mariner Books, 2004)

Stephen Sears, Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam (Mariner Books, 2003)

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

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

David Gleeson and Simon Lewis, eds., The Civil War as a Global Conflict: Transnational Meanings of the American Civil War (University of South Carolina Press, 2014)

James I. Robertson, Jr., Stonewall Jackson: The Man, The Soldier, The Legend (Macmillan, 1997)

S.C. Gwynne, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson (Scribner, 2015)

Francis O’Reilly, The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock (LSU Press, 2006)

Stephen Sears, Chancellorsville (Mariner Books, 1998)

Allen Guelzo, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion (Vintage, 2014)

Caroline Janney, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation (UNC Press, 2016)

David Blight and Jim Downs, eds., Beyond Freedom: Disrupting the History of Emancipation (University of Georgia Press, 2017)