Society of Civil War Historians quarterly newsletter.
William Blair, Editor
Judith Giesberg, Associate Editor
Anthony E. Kaye, Associate Editor
Aaron-Sheehan Dean, Associate Editor
Matthew Isham, Managing Editor
William Bryan, Editorial Assistant
The Journal of the Civil War Era
The University of North Carolina Press, in partnership with the George and Ann Richards Civil War Era Center at Penn State, launched The Journal of the Civil War Era in March 2011, with William Blair, Director of the Richards Center, serving as founding editor. He is joined by associate editors Judith Giesberg (who coordinates book reviews), Anthony Kaye, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, and Managing Editor Matthew Isham. The journal is an exciting new gathering place for scholars in various historical disciplines that aims to create consistent dialogue and scholarly interactions among historians in disparate subfields in order to stimulate fresh, new scholarship and, in the words of UNC Press, "galvanize the larger field of nineteenth-century history intellectually and professionally." The journal has published articles on such topics as popular comedy in the Civil War era, the mental and physical health of soldiers during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign, representations of slavery in northern theater in the 1800s, and the 1860s as a period of crisis throughout North America, among others.
One of the ten best new periodicals of 2011
The Library Journal, the largest and most respected trade publication for the library profession, selected The Journal of the Civil War Era as one of the ten best new periodicals of 2011. It praised the journal for its "meticulous" and "accessible" research articles and its "breadth of topics." The journal earned special consideration for publishing articles that are aimed at scholars while also appealing to general readers. The Library Journal has been publishing since 1876, when it was established by Melville Dewey, creator of the Dewey Decimal cataloging system.
Official journal of the Society of Civil War Historians
The Journal of the Civil War Era has been adopted by the Society of Civil War Historians, providing a substantial readership base that provides authors with significant visibility. Society members automatically receive a subscription to the journal.
Call for Papers
The journal solicits manuscripts on an ongoing basis and particularly seeks manuscripts that incorporate a broad view of the Civil War era. Besides offering fresh perspectives on military, political, and legal history of the era, articles, essays, and reviews attend to such topics as slavery and antislavery, labor and capitalism, popular culture and intellectual history, expansionism and empire, as well as Native American, African American, and women's history. The journal also serves as a venue for scholars engaged in the study of race, gender, and transnational issues in the 19th century, as well as the full range of theoretical perspectives that animate historical practice.
Manuscript submissions and inquiries about guidelines can be sent to William Blair, Editor, The Journal of the Civil War Era, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All material should be double spaced and not exceed roughly 40 pages, including notes. Electronic submissions are welcome, but please include an attachment that serves as a cover letter with contact information. Queries concerning book reviews should go to Judith Giesberg at email@example.com. The editorial home for the journal is at the Richards Civil War Era Center, The Pennsylvania State University, 108 Weaver Building, University Park, Pa. 16802. For subscriptions and advertising, please contact Suzi Waters at The University of North Carolina Press at firstname.lastname@example.org.