Though no theme binds together this issue’s reviews, multiple reviewed books are in conversations with one another. Two reviews assess books that investigate vastly different aspects of medicine in the Civil War era—medicine and enslaved peoples, and Civil War veterans’ mental health. Three books reviewed in this issue either center or at least touch on memory and the Civil War. However, the majority of the books reviewed in this issue reflect the diversity of Civil War era historical study, as they examine a range of topics from anti-immigration riots to enslaved women’s religious work, from Lincoln and the Gettysburg address to the dynamics of violence in the Civil War. This issue’s two feature essays similarly reflect the manifold historical phenomena worth studying in the Civil War era—political humor and Confederate monetary policy’s effects on New Orleanians.
Hobson, Jeffery Hardin
"Worth the Read: New Books in Civil War Era History,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 24
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