Author: Judy Giesberg

Editor’s Note: March 2018 Issue

As we do with each issue, below you will find the editor’s note for our forthcoming March 2018 issue. You can access these articles by subscribing to the journal, or through a Project Muse subscription. The essays in this volume testify to the vibrancy and vitality of social history. To put it another ...
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New Editor Joins the <i>JCWE</i> Team

New Editor Joins the JCWE Team

The Journal of the Civil War Era is delighted to announce the appointment of Stacey Smith as Associate Editor. Dr. Smith is Associate Professor of History at Oregon State University and author of Freedom’s Frontier: California and the Struggle over Unfree Labor, Emancipation, and Reconstruction (University of North Carolina Press, ...
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Editor’s Note: September 2017 Issue

As we do with each issue, below you will find the editor's note for our forthcoming September 2017 issue. You can access these articles by subscribing to the journal, or through a Project Muse subscription. The essays in this volume should inspire us to reconsider how we measure the changes ...
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On the Civil War’s Causes

In the seven years we’ve been in print, the Journal of the Civil War Era has published a number of essays focused on Civil War causation. I turn to a number of these when I teach the Civil War and I have actually advised others—people I’ve met on the sidelines ...
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Editor’s Note: June 2017 Issue

The essays in this issue seek to reopen debates on topics central to our understanding of Civil War causes and the administration of the war, namely, tariffs, states’ rights, and Confederate draft exemption. Another essay revisits an important freedom suit that stood ominously in the background as the Dred Scott ...
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Editor’s Note: December 2016 Issue

We are very pleased to announce the publication of our December 2016 issue. To our subscribers, you should find your copy in your mailbox soon, but here is the editor's note previewing the exciting work being done in Civil War studies! The essays in this issue are devoted to exploring ...
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