The March 2017 issue of the Journal of the Civil War Era is now available! We are excited to make part of the issue available to our readers, using the links below.

Follow this link to our online forum: The Future of Reconstruction Studies

Follow this link to an online roundtable discussion on  Reconstruction in Public History and Memory

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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 offers a unique space where scholars across the many subfields that animate nineteenth-century history can enter into conversation with each other. Besides offering fresh perspectives on the military, political, and legal history of the era, the journal covers such disparate subjects as slavery and antislavery, labor and capitalism, popular culture and intellectual history, expansionism and empire, and African American and women’s history. Moreover, The Journal of the Civil War Era is a venue where scholars engaged in race, gender, transnational, and the full range of theoretical perspectives that animate historical practice can find a home.