Jensen is a scholar with many books and articles; he was professor of history for over 35 years at several schools, including the University of Illinois, Harvard, Michigan, West Point, and Moscow State University. Write him at email@example.com
Abraham Lincoln, a History (10 vols, 1890) by John George Nicolay and John Hay; Nicolay and Hay were senior aides to Lincoln; This is the longest and most detailed scholarly history of the war, noted for completeness, clarity, and psychological and political insight into the men and challenges Lincoln faced; portions appeared in Century magazine, as listed below. recommended
America: History and Life Abstracts of 400,000+ history articles from ABC-CLIO; 1950-present; campus subscription required (check with Librarian) recommended some of the journals are available online in JSTOR or Project MUSE
Ingenta search free (or purchase) scholarly articles from all journals, last decade or so recommended
Civil War History
best scholarly resource; recent issues online via Project Muse and Infotrac; consult librarian
Reviews in American History excellent long book reviews; online via Project Muse; consult librarian
Journal of Military History occasional outstanding article; online via JSTOR; consult librarian
Peter Bardaglio, in H-Childhood (March, 1999):
Marten has also just published a vivid collection of material from children's magazines published during the Civil War, Lessons of War: The Civil War in Children's Magazines (SR Books, 1999). He worked out his ideas for The Children's Civil War in a series of shorter pieces: "For the Good, the True, and the Beautiful: Northern Children's Magazines and the Civil War," Civil War History, 41 (March 1995): 57-75; "Stern Realities: Children of Chancellorsville and Beyond," in Gary W. Gallagher, ed., Chancellorsville: The Battle and Its Aftermath (University of North Carolina Press, 1996), pp. 219-43; and "Fatherhood in the Confederacy: Southern Soldiers and Their Children," Journal of Southern History, 63 (May 1997): 269-92. Other important studies of children's lives during the Civil War era include Rebecca J. Scott, "The Battle over the Child: Child Apprenticeship and the Freedmen's Bureau in North Carolina," in Growing Up in America: Children in Historical Perspective, eds. N. Ray Hiner and Joseph M. Hawes (University of Illinois Press, 1985), pp. 193-207; Elizabeth Daniels, "The Children of Gettysburg," American Heritage 40 (May-June 1989): 97-107; Peter W. Bardaglio, "The Children of Jubilee: African-American Childhood in Wartime," in Divided Houses: Gender and the Civil War, eds. Catherine Clinton and Nina Silber (Oxford University Press, 1992), pp. 213-29; and Catherine Clinton, "Orphans of the Storm," in her Civil War Stories (University of Georgia Press, 1998), pp. 42-80.
Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War
The most comprehensive single online source Official Records, and other firsthand accounts of practically every major Civil War battle. Also includes biographies and much else. recommended
Copyright (c) 2006 Richard Jensen. This Guide was prepared with support from the National Endowment for Humanities, the Center for Global Partnership of the Japan Foundation, the University of Illinois, RPI, the Gilder-Lehrman Foundation, the Luce Foundation, and the Robert H. Michel Civic Education Grants sponsored by The Dirksen Congressional Center. Scholars are invited to post the complete Guide to campus WWW sites and distribute it to students.