New in the Civil War Monitor
The Fall 2015 issue of the Civil War Monitor debuted online last week, and will be appearing in subscribers’ mailboxes and on newsstands shortly. It’s a bang-up issue, as many of us have come to expect from Terry Johnston and his team.
The cover story in this issue is an appropriate one, that takes on the dispute over Confederate symbols that has flared since the shooting in Charleston almost three months ago. Pulitzer-prize-winning author Tony Horwitz, who famously tackled the subject of Civil War remembrance in Confederates in the Attic, reflects on the current debate, and the ways in which the South has changed since he began working on Confederate twenty years ago.
Other articles include a scathing profile of the U.S. Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, by William Marvel; the effect of climate and weather on the Battle of First Manassas, by Ken Noe; an essay on the Confederados of Brazil by Ron Soodalter, a look at the mythology surrounding Robert E. Lee’s decision to cast his lot with the South by Mark Grimsley, and a look at the work of one of the lead conservators on the H. L. Hunley Project, Paul Markidian, by Jenny Johnston.
Good stuff, all of it. Do yourself a favor and subscribe now.