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Grant and Lee

This book is a result of Major General John Frederick Charles Fuller’s comparative study of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee and their generalship. You can download and read this book for free here. This is an important book because this study led to a change in the author’s outlook as a result of […]

Aaron Sheehan Dean on A House Divided. S. 3 ep. 20

Here’s a very interesting discussion between Professor Aaron Sheehan-Dean and host Bjorn Skaptason on the new book, The Calculus of Violence. The video’s description reads, “Aaron Sheehan-Dean discusses his new book The Calculus of Violence with Bjorn Skaptason, December 21, 2018. Signed copies of the book may still be available at…”

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1513 Kristopher A. Teters

Here’s a nice conversation between Dr. Kristopher A. Teters and host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz on Dr. Teters’ first book, Practical Liberators: Union Officers in the Western Theater During the Civil War. He discusses the attitudes of Union officers in the Western Theater toward slavery and how those views evolved over the course of the war.

Sean Wilentz on A House Divided. S. 3 ep. 19

Here’s Professor Sean Wilentz speaking with Daniel Weinberg of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop about his new book, No Property in Man. It’s about slavery and the development of antislavery thought in the United States from the Founding to the Civil War.

Marching Masters

This is Dr. Colin Woodward’s first book, derived from his Ph.D. thesis for the Louisiana State University. In this study, Dr. Woodward looks at the importance of slavery and race to the confederate soldiers. Dr. Woodward found race and slavery were very important to the average confederate soldier, whether he was a slave owner or […]

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1514: The War for the Common Soldier

Here’s a great discussion between Professor Peter Carmichael of Gettysburg College and host Gerald Prokopowicz regarding Dr. Carmichael’s new book, The War for the Common Soldier. They discuss the book as well as the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, of which Dr. Carmichael is the Director.

The Rifle Musket in Civil War Combat

Those who watched the Ken Burns series, The Civil War, no doubt remember Shelby Foote discussing the large number of casualties in the war and intoning, “The reason for the high casualties is really quite simple: the weapons were way ahead of the tactics.” It turns out, Shelby was wrong–again. This book by Professor Earl J. […]