Coinciding with the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Organization of American Historians created a special project exploring key themes of the Civil War online, in print, and in person: Origins (2011), Mobilizing for War (2012), Turning Points (2013), Total War (2014), and Legacies (2015).
From 2011-2015, the New York Times produced a compelling online discussion of Civil War history as part of its “Opinionator” section, including numerous articles from OAH members.
In this video, originally broadcast on C-SPAN, OAH Distinguished Lecturers Caroline Janney of Purdue University and Peter Carmichael of Gettysburg College talk about Civil War history scholarship, exciting new areas for research, and how they continue to help students understand this conflict. This conversation was initially recorded at the OAH Annual Meeting in Atlanta in April 2014.
Listen to leading historians discussing Civil War history and remembrance.
Selected articles on the Civil War from the OAH Magazine of History, the Journal of American History, and its predecessor, the Mississippi Valley Historical Review.
Since 1985, OAH has annually recognized the the most original book on the coming of the Civil War, the Civil War years, and Reconstruction.
Read special articles and issues of the Journal of American History, The American Historian, and the OAH Magazine of History.