Writing the Civil War
The Quest to Understand
About the Authors
William J. Cooper, Jr., is the Boyd Professor of History at Louisiana State University. His books include Jefferson Davis, American; Liberty and Slavery: Southern Politics to 1860; The South and the Politics of Slavery, 1828–1856; and The Conservative Regime: South Carolina, 1877–1890. He is also coauthor of The American South: A History. Cooper lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
"The twelve essays in this volume fill a real void in providing a polished, up-to-date assessment of the historiography on that terrible conflict."—Virginia Magazine
"All of these essays are worthwhile; several are exceptional in that they contain substantive data and the essayists' insights with respect to their subjects."—American Historical Review
"Writing the Civil War is a substantial contribution to American historiography, and every Civil War historian should consult it."—The North Carolina Historical Review
"This book is a treasure trove of analysis and suggestions for further research. It should be read and re-read by all students of the war."—The Civil War News
"a valuable survey of the state of the literature and a necessary volume for any scholar who works in nineteenth-century American history."—The Journal of American History
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