In The Battlefield and Beyond leading Civil War historians explore a tragic part of our nation’s history though the lenses of race, gender, leadership, politics, and memory. The essays in this strong collection shed new light on the defining issues of the Civil War era.
Clayton E. Jewett is lecturer in history at Baylor University and the author or editor of Texas in the Confederacy: An Experiment in Nation Building, Slavery in the South: A State-by-State History, and Rise and Fall of the Confederacy: The Memoir of Texas Senator Williamson S. Oldham, CSA.
Praise for The Battlefield and Beyond
“The essays capture some of the pressing historiographic debates in the field....Battlefield and Beyond is a worthwhile survey of the field of Civil War history and an appropriate tribute to the wide-ranging legacy of Jon Wakelyn.”—Aaron Astor, Journal of American History
“The Battlefield and Beyond serves as a compelling assortment of essays that demonstrates the great work that has been done by and what work still remains for Civil War historians in the twenty-first century. Hopefully, historians can take this book as a call to further explore the deeper nuances of America’s seminal conflict.”—David K. Thomson, North Carolina Historical Review
“Informative and well-constructed, this new book will enlighten anyone interested in the varied experiences of southern history, which surely is a fitting tribute to one of the great minds in southern history.”—Civil War History
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