UnCivil Wars is a series dedicated to new ways of seeing and telling the American Civil War. Building on the Press’s strengths in the fields of gender, environment, and culture, authors in the series are encouraged to focus on unconventional social types and to think deeply about narrative strategy, telling their stories through memory, reverse chronology, snapshots and glimpses, multiple perspectives, or microhistory.
The series editors, Stephen Berry and Amy Murrell Taylor, will work closely with authors to produce a select number of shorter books whose big hooks, high concepts, strong narrative, and lively prose make them assignable in upper division undergraduate courses on the war. The series takes its spirit from Walt Whitman’s insistence that the war was not singular but plural—a “many-threaded drama”—and from Thomas Mann’s conclusion that “out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing was ever made.”
Pub Date: July 15, 2021
Pages: 286 Pages
List Price: $36.95