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EXTRA ISSUE: VOL. 14 · NO. 02.5 · February 2014

Poetic Research Department
Early America, Poetically Speaking
Selections from a Panel at the 2013 Society of Early Americanists conference

Panel created, chaired, and introduced by Wendy Raphael Roberts

Richard A. Bailey
To Awaken the "Heathen": Shaping and Shaped by Religion
Linford D. Fisher, The Indian Great Awakening


Anthony Di Lorenzo
Culture Wars in the Early Republic
Amanda Porterfield, Conceived in Doubt
Eric R. Schlereth, An Age of Infidels

Kathleen Howard
Liberated Women in Antebellum Methodism
Lisa J. Shaver, Beyond the Pulpit

James S. Kabala
From Luther to Madison
Nicholas P. Miller, The Religious Roots of the First Amendment

Susan B. Ridgely
Sanctifying a Secular America
Eran Shalev, American Zion · VOL. 14 · NO. 02 · Winter 2014

The Civil War at 150

Editors' Note
Kevin M. Levin and Megan Kate Nelson
Special Issue of Common-place
The Civil War at 150: Memory and Meaning


image Adam Arenson
Back to the Battlefield
A Cultural Historian's View of Civil War Memorials at Appomattox, Fredericksburg, and Island Mound

image Judith Giesberg
The Emilie Davis Diaries Project
Digital History and Civil War Commemoration

image John Hennessy
The Sesquicentennial, the National Park Service, and a Changing Nation

image Matthew C. Hulbert
The Regularly Irregular War
Domestic Violation, Women, and Remembrance in Missouri's Guerrilla Theater

image Caroline E. Janney
Civil War Veterans and the Limits of Reconciliation

image Ari Kelman
For Liberty and Empire
Remembering Sand Creek, Rethinking the Civil War

image Chris Lese
Teaching Civil War Memory
Classroom Collaborations, Public Engagement and Adventure

image Anne Marshall
"Gettysburg Wasn't His First Address"
Kentucky's Belated Embrace of Abraham Lincoln

image Mary Niall Mitchell
All Things Were Working Together for My Deliverance
The Life & Times of Twelve Years a Slave

image Manisha Sinha
Memory as History, Memory as Activism
The Forgotten Abolitionist Struggle after the Civil War


Stephen Berry
For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground
And tell sad stories of the death of kings


Daniel W. Crofts
Creating Two Nations
Robert J. Cook, William L. Barney, and Elizabeth R. Varon, Secession Winter

R. Darrell Meadows
The (Not So) Distant Kinship of Race, Family, and Law in the Struggle for Freedom
Rebecca J. Scott and Jean M. Hébrard, Freedom Papers
Sydney Nathans, To Free a Family
Mark Auslander, The Accidental Slaveowner

Michael D. Pierson
Shall We Forget What They Did Here?
Earl J. Hess, The Civil War in the West
Earl J. Hess, The Knoxville Campaign

Matthew Taylor Raffety
Men of Great Skill on Many Waters
Bland Simpson, Two Captains from Carolina

imageObject Lessons
Sponsored by the Chipstone Foundation
Sarah Beetham
"A Brave and Gallant Soldier"
Civil War Monuments and the Funerary Sphere

New Editor Sought for Common-place

crierPublick Occurences 2.0
Jeffrey L. Pasley

Just Teach One
Recovering and teaching neglected or forgotten texts

Joshua Brown
A graphic novel in several parts: Completed

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New Digital Resources on Slavery and the Civil War

Civil War

The American Antiquarian Society is pleased to announce the release by Readex of two new digitized collections of AAS material. The American Civil War Collection, 1860-1922 is a digital edition of the American Antiquarian Society’s remarkable Civil War materials, and features more than 13,500 diverse works, including books, broadsides, lithographs, maps, pamphlets, political cartoons, and photographs.

The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922 will be introduced in March 2014. This fully searchable digital edition will offer access to approximately 3,500 works on nearly every aspect of slavery and abolition. Digitized in full-resolution color, these diverse materials include books, pamphlets, graphic materials, and ephemera; among them are a large number of works printed in the American South, as well as numerous works by black authors, from Olaudah Equiano to W.E.B. DuBois.


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