Spring 2014 Issue of Civil War Book Review Now Online

08/04/2014 04:10 PM

BATON ROUGE – The Civil War Book Review, a quarterly journal published by the LSU Libraries’ Special Collections Division, has released its Spring 2014 issue at www.cwbr.com.

The spring issue of CWBR will be the last for Michael Frawley as editor.

“I have greatly enjoyed my time in the editor’s chair here at the Civil War Book Review. My time here never felt like work, which I feel is the highest praise that can be given to any job,” Frawley said. “I am confident that I am leaving the review in good hands for many years to come.”

This issue has a diverse crop of featured reviews. James Oakes’s recent work, “The Scorpion’s Sting,” is a continuation of his work on Republican anti-slavery politics. More work continues to be done in the field of Civil War medicine as shown in Shauna Devine’s “Learning from the Wounded.”  The collection of essays edited by Matthew Warshauer and reviewed by Earl Mulderink, focus on Remembrance and commemoration. Finally, in this issue CWBR is featuring Mary Jane Warde’s “When the Wolf Came,” a book on Native Americans in the Civil War – a topic that has recently been rising in popularity.

There are three featured columns this month. Frank Williams, in his “Look at Lincoln” column, reviews how there has yet to be a consensus about the meaning of the war, as the vast amount of new books published on the subject shows. The “Civil War Sesquicentennial” column this issue was written by Christopher Childers, a past editor of this review. He offers a glimpse into the crisis of the 1850s and the descent into war. Tara Laver’s “Civil War Treasures” column discusses some of the digital collections in the LSU library, with a specific focus on the Louisiana Constitutional Convention of 1867.

The author interview this issue, conducted by CWBR’s new editor, Zach Isenhower, is with Rachel Shelden about her book “Washington Brotherhood.”

CWBR is published in the months of February, May, August and November. To receive e-mail reminders of upcoming issues and special features on the website, click on the “Sign me up for CWBR Updates!” link at the bottom of any page in the journal. From there, readers can provide contact information to receive these e-mail reminders. Contact information will not be shared with any third party.

CWBR is the journal of record for new or newly reprinted books about the antebellum, Civil War and Reconstruction eras, and is a project of the United States Civil War Center, LSU Libraries Special Collections. A reader’s survey can be accessed through the CWBR homepage.



Tara  Kistler 
LSU Media Relations

Posted on Monday, August 4, 2014