Volume 61, Number 1, March 2015

Table of Contents

Contributors

p. 4
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Editors’ Overview

pp. 5-6
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The Meaning of a Union Soldier’s Racial Joke

pp. 7-34
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The Slaves’ Election: Frémont, Freedom, and the Slave Conspiracies of 1856

pp. 35-63
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Raimondo Luraghi Remembered

pp. 64-67
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Book Reviews

With Malice toward Some: Treason and Loyalty in the Civil War Era by William A. Blair (review)

pp. 68-70
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Appomattox: Victory, Defeat, and Freedom at the End of the Civil War by Elizabeth R. Varon (review)

pp. 70-72
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Don’t Hurry Me Down to Hades: The Civil War in the Words of Those Who Lived It by Susannah J. Ural (review)

pp. 72-73
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Nature’s Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia by Kathryn Shively Meier (review)

pp. 73-75
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Beyond Redemption: Race, Violence, and the American South after the Civil War by Carole Emberton, and: A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year after the Civil War by Stephen V. Ash (review)

pp. 75-79
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A Changing Wind: Commerce and Conflict in Civil War Atlanta by Wendy Hamand Venet (review)

pp. 79-81
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James Buchanan and the Coming of the Civil War Ed. by John W. Quist and Michael J. Birkner, and: 1863: Lincoln’s Pivotal Year Ed. by Harold Holzer and Sara Vaugh Gabbard (review)

pp. 81-84
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American Mediterranean: Southern Slaveholders in the Age of Emancipation by Matthew Pratt Guterl (review)

pp. 84-86
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The Politics of Faith during the Civil War by Timothy L. Wesley (review)

pp. 86-88
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Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865 by James B. Conroy (review)

pp. 88-89
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The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America by David T. Gleeson (review)

pp. 89-91
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Union Heartland: The Midwestern Home Front during the Civil War Ed. by Ginette Aley and J. L. Anderson (review)

pp. 91-93
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Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front by Steven J. Ramold (review)

pp. 94-95
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Milliken’s Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory by Linda Barnickel (review)

pp. 96-97
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Knights of the Golden Circle: Secret Empire, Southern Secession, Civil War by David C. Keehn (review)

pp. 97-99
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Last of the Blue and Gray: Old Men, Stolen Glory, and the Mystery that Outlived the Civil War by Richard A. Serrano (review)

pp. 99-101
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Books Received

pp. 101-103
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