For sixty years the journal Civil War History has presented the best original scholarship in the study of Americas greatest struggle. The Kent State University Press is pleased to present this third volume in its multivolume series, reintroducing the most influential of more than 500 articles published in the journal. From military command, strategy, and tactics to political leadership, race, abolitionism, the draft, and womens issues, and from the wars causes to its aftermath and Reconstruction, Civil War History has published pioneering and provocative analyses of the determining aspects of the Middle Period. In this third volume of the Civil War History Readers, John T. Hubbell has selected groundbreaking essays by Douglas L. Wilson, Mark Neely Jr., Herman Hattaway and Archer Jones, Ludwell Johnson, Allan Guelzo, and other scholars that examine Lincolns assertive idealism, leadership, views on slavery, abolitionism, emancipation, and Lincoln as a war president. Hubbells introduction assesses the contribution of each article to our understanding of Lincoln and the Civil Ware era.
John T. Hubbell is professor emeritus of history at Kent State University and director emeritus of The Kent State University Press. He was editor of Civil WarHistory for thirty-five years, from 1965 to 1999. He is the editor of the inaugural volume in this series, Conflict and Command (The Kent State University Press, 2012).
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