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Rethinking the Civil War Era: Directions for Research

Paul D. Escott


The field of Civil War history seems to have reached an inflection point. There is a great amount of interesting new research that departs from long-established channels and seems to be looking in new directions. This volume examines much of the latest work. It covers the sectional crisis, the war itself, and concepts of the Civil War era. Although not a conventional historiography, it offers broad coverage of the field, raises major interpretive questions, and suggests many new issues or questions to research.

Keywords: directions for research, issues, interpretations, North, Confederacy, border, racism, African Americans, digitization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813175355
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813175355.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul D. Escott, author
Wake Forest University