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Editor’s Note

Editor’s Note For the past five years, Bill Blair introduced to Journal of the Civil War Era readers the contents of each issue, pointing out the common themes among the essays and indicating when they carry on conversations from previous issues. These short introductions give little indication of the work and energy Bill devoted to the issue, recruiting manuscripts, shepherding them along, and gently guiding each author to make the strongest case possible for the significance of her/his work. All of us who have been part of this project—editors, board members, authors, and readers—owe Bill a debt of gratitude for creating this new journal, which in just five years has breathed new life into the field of Civil War history, broadened it to an “era,” and dismantled boundaries that once isolated “Civil War historians” from historians of the antebellum and postbellum United States, African American and gender historians, and scholars who look at comparable state crises in Europe and Latin America. I will start by thanking Bill and promising Journal readers to do my best to fill his very big shoes. The research articles in this issue provide new insights into the begin- ning of the war, the collapse of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

Editor’s Note

The Journal of the Civil War Era , Volume 6 (1) – Mar 12, 2016

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University of North Carolina Press
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2159-9807

Abstract

For the past five years, Bill Blair introduced to Journal of the Civil War Era readers the contents of each issue, pointing out the common themes among the essays and indicating when they carry on conversations from previous issues. These short introductions give little indication of the work and energy Bill devoted to the issue, recruiting manuscripts, shepherding them along, and gently guiding each author to make the strongest case possible for the significance of her/his work. All of us who have been part of this project—editors, board members, authors, and readers—owe Bill a debt of gratitude for creating this new journal, which in just five years has breathed new life into the field of Civil War history, broadened it to an “era,” and dismantled boundaries that once isolated “Civil War historians” from historians of the antebellum and postbellum United States, African American and gender historians, and scholars who look at comparable state crises in Europe and Latin America. I will start by thanking Bill and promising Journal readers to do my best to fill his very big shoes. The research articles in this issue provide new insights into the begin- ning of the war, the collapse of the

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Mar 12, 2016

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