You can't understand Abraham Lincoln without understanding the country that loved him so.
The Struggle Over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America.
By Faye E. Dudden.
Oxford Univ. Press. 285 pp. $34.95
A few well-crafted novels bring alive what Walt Whitman called “the seething hell and black infernal background” of the war.
THE UNION WAR.
By Gary W. Gallagher.
Harvard Univ. Press. 215 pp. $27.95
Brenda Wineapple surveys the great writing of the Civil War.
Introducing a special section in the Summer issue.
How the Civil War Created a Nation.
By David Goldfield.
Bloomsbury. 632 pp. $35
History is about arguments, arguments that we have about the past. The best history tells us something about...
As we begin moving through the sesquicentennial commemoration of the American Civil War, my mind returns to the...