Steven Hahn, A Nation Without Borders: The United States in the Age of Civil Wars, 1830- 1910 (2016) (This work fits in most of weeks’ course readings.)
James McPherson, The War That Forged A Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters (2015)
James McPherson, Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief (2014)
Sidney Blumenthal, A Self-Made Man: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849 (2016)
Richard Current, The Lincoln Nobody Knows (1958)
Lisa T. Frank: The Civilian War: Confederate Women and Union Soldiers During Sherman’s March (2015)
Charles B. Dew, Apostles of Disunion: Southern Secession Commissioners and the Causes of the American Civil War (2001).
Drew Gilpin Faust, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (2008).
Drew Gilpin Faust, Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War (1996).
Eric Foner, editor, Our Lincoln: New Perspectives on Lincoln and His World (2008).
Eugene Genovese, Roll Jordan Roll: The World the Slaves Made (1975)
James M. McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (1988), chs. 8-28.
James M. McPherson, Crossroads of Freedom, Antietam: The Battle that Changed the Course of the Civil War (2002).
William W. Freehling, The South vs. The South: How Anti-Confederate Southerners Shaped the Course of the Civil War. (2001).
William Freehling, The Road to Disunion: Secessionists at Bay, 1776-1854 (1990)
William Freehling, The Road to Disunion: Secessionists Triumphant, 1854-1861 (2007)
Gary W. Gallagher, Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know About the Civil War (2008).
Gary W. Gallagher, The Union War (2012)
Grady McWhiney and Perry D. Jamieson, Attack and Die: Civil War Military Tactics and the Southern Heritage (1982)
Thomas L. Connelly and Barbara L. Bellows, God and General Longstreet: The Lost Cause and the Southern Mind (1982)
Stephen B. Oates, With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln (1977)
Philip Shaw Paludan, “A People’s Contest”: The Union and Civil War 1861-1865 (1988)
Walter Johnson, Soul By Soul: Life Inside the Antebellum Slave Market (1999)
Kenneth Stampp, Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Anti-Bellum South (1956)
Richard Wade, Slavery in the Cities (1964).
Robert Fogel and Stanley Engerman, Time on the Cross (1974)
Bruce Levine, The Fall of the House of Dixie (2013).
Allen C. Guelzo, Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of American Slavery (2004)
James Oakes, Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 (2012)