About Muster

About Muster

Our goal at Muster is to foster connections between The Journal of the Civil War Era and our readership, building relationships and offering stimulating conversations about American history in the period between 1820 and 1880. Here we offer an online space to explore new ideas, discuss relevant issues in the field, and connect with other scholars and enthusiasts.

Although the name implies a focus on military engagements, strategies, and tactics, the blog is a place to “muster” conversations about the breadth of the human experience during this period. As is the case with the JCWE, we publish work on slavery and emancipation, the sectional conflict, the Civil War, and Reconstruction, including works that focus on gender, politics, social history, and military history.

If you are interested in contributing, please visit the “Write for Us” page for more details, or use the contact form below.

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