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The University of North Carolina Press and the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at the Pennsylvania State University are pleased to announce the launch of The Journal of the Civil War Era. William Blair, of the Pennsylvania State University, serves as founding editor.

The journal takes advantage of the flowering of research on the many issues raised by the sectional crisis, war, Reconstruction, and memory of the conflict, while bringing fresh understanding to the struggles that defined the period, and by extension, the course of American history in the nineteenth century.

The Journal of the Civil War Era aims to create a space where scholars across the many subfields that animate nineteenth-century history can enter into conversation with each other.

Table of Contents for this issue, Volume One, Number One:

Editor's Note
William Blair
Welcome to the New Journal

Edward L. Ayers and Scott Nesbit
Seeing Emancipation: Scale and Freedom in the American South

Melinda Lawson
Imagining Slavery: Representations of the Peculiar Institution
on the Northern Stage, 1776-1860

LeeAnn Whites
Forty Shirts and a Wagonload of Wheat:
Women, the Domestic Supply Line, and the Civil War
on the Western Border

Review Essay
Douglas R. Egerton
Rethinking Atlantic Historiography in a Post-Colonial Era:
The Civil War in a Global Perspective

Book Reviews
Books Received

Professional Notes
Aaron Sheehan-Dean
The Nineteenth-Century U.S. History Job Market, 2000-2009

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