New Perspectives on the Civil War Era
This series is dedicated to the publication of primary sources (letters, diaries, speeches, etc.) of the Civil War era from a wide diversity of perspectives—respecting the soldier’s voice but not privileging it over every other as is the case in many such edited volumes. It recognizes that there are many voices from the Civil War era that need to be heard. Soldiers, women, civilians, slaves, politicians, bureaucrats, journalists, diplomats, and foreign observers all have a particular insight into that great conflict and deserve to have a forum to have their stories told. Each volume in the series also includes a digital component to provide an enhanced experience, making it more appealing for classroom adoption.
The series has two dedicated editors who have a clear editorial policy—each book has introductions that place the primary documents in context, clear editorial methods, comprehensive annotations, full bibliographies, and intuitive indexes—which provides both consistency and high quality and sets a level of excellence that scholars and general readers have come to expect.