Forum: The Future of Civil War Studies

Read the special online-only supplement to the Vol. 2, No. 1 (March 2012) issue of The Journal of the Civil War Era.

Call for Papers


Manuscripts are being solicited for The Journal of the Civil War Era. All material should be double spaced and not exceed 10,000 to 11,000 words, including notes.

Electronic submissions are welcome, but please include an attachment that serves as a cover letter with contact information.

Manuscript submissions and inquiries about guidelines should be sent to William Blair, Editor, The Journal of the Civil War Era, at

Queries concerning book reviews should go to Judith Giesberg at judith.giesberg

The editorial home for the journal is the Richards Civil War Era Center, The Pennsylvania State University, 108 Weaver Building, University Park, PA 16802.

Current Issue Contents

The Journal of the Civil War Era

Volume 4, Number 1
March 2014



Nicholas Marshall

The Great Exaggeration: Death and the Civil War

* See a version of this article at the New York Times‘ Disunion blog

Sarah Bischoff Paulus

America’s Long Eulogy for Compromise: Henry Clay and American Politics, 1854-58

Ted Maris-Wolf

“Of Blood and Treasure”: Recaptive Africans and the Politics of Slave Trade Suppression

Review Essay

W. Caleb McDaniel

The Bonds and Boundaries of Antislavery

Book Reviews

Books Received

Professional Notes

Craig A. Warren

Lincoln’s Body: The President in Popular Films of the Sesquicentennial

Notes on Contributors

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