American Civil War
The Civil War coincided with an era in naval technology that was revolutionizing sea warfare.” Could the Confederate government build a fleet of “ironclad blockade breakers” in the shipyards of neutral Great Britain? By Frank J. Merli and Thomas W. Green.
Arnold Whitridge introduces two powerful newspaper editors, who greatly exacerbated public opinion on both sides of the Atlantic during the American Civil War.
Arnold Whitridge on the former Senator from Mississippi, who led the Government of the South during the Civil War in the United States.
Thomas J. Brady offers a study of a fashionable photographer who became the great visual recorder of the American Civil War.
Albert E. Cowdrey records the enlistment of runaway slaves by the North during the American Civil War.
Henry I. Kurtz describes how the generous policies of Lincoln’s successor towards the former Confederates led to impeachment proceedings against him in 1868.
Sudie Duncan Sides explores plantation life in the Southern states before the American Civil War.
In producing the complex of events that was to lead the Southern States from Union to Confederacy, Peggy Eaton – aggrieved wife of President Jackson's Secretary of War—played a small, but curiously dramatic, part.
From 1861-65, writes Richard Drysdale, during the American Civil War, Nassau in the Bahamas thrived on trade with the Confederacy.
Louis C. Kleber describes a crushing defeat for the North in the American Civil War, and its new Army Commander, John Pope.