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Civil War History

Lesley J. Gordon, Editor

ISSN 0009-8078

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Lesley Gordon appointed Editor, Civil War History.

The Kent State University Press is pleased to announce that Dr. Lesley J. Gordon will be the next Editor of Civil War History, beginning with volume fifty-seven (2011). Published quarterly by the Kent State University Press, Civil War History is the foremost scholarly journal of the American Civil War. Now in its sixth decade, the journal focuses on social, cultural, economic, political, and military topics from the antebellum period through Reconstruction. A professor of history at the University of Akron, Dr. Gordon is joined by Associate Editor Kevin Adams (Kent State University), and Book Review Editor Brian Craig Miller(Emporia State University).

Board of Editors:
Catherine Clinton, Queens University, Belfast
Michael Fellman, Simon Fraser University
J. Matthew Gallman, University of Florida
Susan-Mary Grant, New Castle University (UK)
Chandra Manning, Georgetown University
Kenneth W. Noe, Auburn University
Anne Sarah Rubin, University of Maryland—Baltimore County
Brooks Simpson, Arizona State University
Daniel Sutherland, University of Arkansas
Brian S. Wills, Kennesaw State University


Civil War History is in its sixth decade as the leading scholarly journal of “the middle period”—covering not only the War Between the States but the events leading up to it and the results flowing from it. Its topics include slavery and abolition, antebellum and Reconstruction politics, diplomacy, social and cultural developments in mid–nineteenth century America, and military history.

In addition to the major articles in each issue, comprehensive book reviews assist the scholar in keeping abreast of current literature in the field.

As the outstanding forum for studies in this pivotal period in American history, Civil War History belongs in every major library collection, including those for students, historians, buffs, and the interested general reader. 


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