Civil War History

A scholarly journal covering the period of the United States Civil War from antebellum America through Reconstruction. Articles address a variety of topics in social, cultural, economic, political, and military issues of the time. Academic audiences.

Articles from Vol. 53, No. 1, March

An Experimental Station for Lawmaking: Congress and the District of Columbia, 1862-1878
The District of Columbia, said a late-nineteenth-century historian, "has always been a kind of experimental station, from law-making to rain-making, for the country." Although most nineteenth-century readings of the Constitution considered that the...
The Dilemma of Quaker Pacifism in a Slaveholding Republic, 1833-1865
Looking back on the relationship of Quaker meetings to the antebellum abolitionist movement, a Philadelphia associate of Lucretia Mott recounted how the abolitionist "crusade against the slaveocracy" was disliked by most Friends: Quakers in general...