Tennessee in the Civil War

Tennessee in the Civil War is a ten-volume series drawn from the best of almost 400 articles on the war from the Tennessee Historical Quarterly, which were published between 1942 and 2010. First in the series is an overview, also entited Tennessee in the Civil War. Additional volumes (to be published from 2011-2015) will examine great battles, controversial leaders, first hand accounts, occupation, experiences on the homefront, women's roles, the triumph of African Americans, and the legacy of the Civil War. 

The series is an official project of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.


From the editor:

"In the midst of the greatest war the world has yet experienced, the Tennessee Historical Society in 1942 launched a new quarterly devoted to the state’s history. Since then, the THQ has published nearly 400 articles that addressed either directly or indirectly the people, events, institutions, and historical patterns that shaped the state’s Civil War experience.

From its beginning the Tennessee Historical Quarterly has taken a comprehensive view of the Civil War era, a pattern that exemplifies the best scholarship about the war published into the twenty-first century. The THQ blends the work of established professors with new research from their graduate students along with the solid work of a significant non-academic history world.

Over the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Tennessee Historical Society will publish a series of books from these seventy years of research, ranging from such topics as major battles and leaders to the questions of life on the Tennessee homefront during the war, the role of slavery, the impact of occupation, and the promise and difficulties of emancipation and Reconstruction.

This first volume and namesake of the series, Tennessee in the Civil War, overviews the entire wartime experience across the breadth of the Tennessee landscape, from battlefields to contraband camps, as it also reviews the range of research and scholarship used to bring those stories to the printed page.

Memory, identity, emancipation, occupation, warfare, common soldiers—these were themes most often found in the THQ articles on the Civil War. My hope is that this volume of articles serves as a call to the current and next generation of historians to continue to explore the Civil War era, the time that changed everything in Tennessee."

—Carroll Van West, Series Editor

Dr. Carroll Van West, director of the Center for Historic Preservation at Middle Tennessee State University, is the co-chair of the Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and director of the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area.

To purchase copies of the books, please click on the associated paypal links below.  To purchase multiple copies of more than one book, feel free to call our office at 615-741-8934 or email us. Tennessee Historical Society members receive a 20% discount on the purchase of all books. To become a member of the Tennessee Historical Society and purchase the books at a discount, email us at membership or call our office at 615-741-8934.

 
Volume One
Tennessee in the Civil War
Dr. Carroll Van West, Series & Volume Editor
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Volume Two

The Civil War in Appalachia
Dr. Spurgeon King, Volume Editor
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Volume Three
The Battle of Shiloh
Dr. Timothy B. Smith, Volume Editor
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Volume Four
The Battle of Stones River
Timothy D. Johnson, Volume Editor
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Volume Five
Forrest and the West Tennessee Cavalry Campaigns
Myers E. Brown, Volume Editor
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Volume Six
Emancipation and the Fight For Freedom: Tennessee African Americans, 1860-1900
Crystal A. deGregory, Volume Editor

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Volume Seven
The Battles for Chattanooga
Sam Davis Elliott, Volume Editor
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Volume Eight
T
ennessee Women in the Civil War
Antoinette G. van Zelm, Volume Editor
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Volume Nine
Hood's Tennessee Campaign

James Lee McDonough, Volume Editor
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Volume Ten
After the War: Reconstruction