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The Journal of the Civil War Era publishes the most creative new work on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the country’s signal conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century. The journal was started in 2011 and is published in association with the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at Pennsylvania State University. For more information about the journal, visit journalofthecivilwarera.org.
Judith Giesberg is professor of history at Villanova University. She is the editor or author of numerous books including Emilie Davis’s Civil War: The Diaries of a Free Black Woman in Philadelphia, 1863-1865 and Army at Home: Women and the Civil War on the Northern Homefront (UNC Press).
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Table of Contents
Volume 8, Number 2 June 2018
Tom Watson Brown Book Award
Christopher Phillips, Southern Cross, Northern Star: Why the Middle Mattered—and Matters—in Civil War History
Special Issue: The Future of Abolition Studies
Guest Editor’s Note
Mo Tappan: Transnational Abolitionism and the Making of a Mende-American Town
The Indian’s Cause: Abolitionists and Native American Rights
Antislavery Utopias: Communitarian Labor Reform and the Abolitionist Movement
Black Transcendentalism: William Cooper Nell, the Adelphic Union, and the Black Abolitionist Intellectual Tradition
Corey M. Brooks
Reconsidering Politics in the Study of American Abolitionists
Notes on Contributors
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