Special Announcement
Coming Up an A House Divided

Join us on May 2 at 12 noon when Daniel Weinberg talks with Pamela Toler, PhD about her new book, Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the Civil War.  Civil War nurses  ushered in a new era for medicine in the midst of tremendous hardship. While the country was at war, these women … Continue reading Coming Up an A House Divided

Announcements
A Closer Look at Presidential Libraries on A House Divided

Daniel Weinberg talked with Jodi Kanter about her book, Presidential Libraries as Performance. Brian Dirck was scheduled to talk about Lincoln in Indiana, but was unable to attend. Kanter’s Presidential Libraries as Performance considers the moments in the presidents’ lives the museums choose to interpret, and not to interpret, and how the libraries approach common … Continue reading A Closer Look at Presidential Libraries on A House Divided

Kate Warne book on Stranger Than Fiction

Bjorn Skaptason talked with Greer MacAllister about her latest book, Girl in Disguise. Inspired by the real story of investigator Kate Warne, this spirited novel follows the detective’s rise during one of the nation’s times of crisis, bringing to life a fiercely independent woman whose forgotten triumphs helped sway the fate of the country. With no … Continue reading Kate Warne book on Stranger Than Fiction

Sex! Sleep! Dreams! on A House Divided

Daniel Weinberg talked with Judith Giesberg about her book,  Sex and the Civil War and Jonathan W. White, author of Midnight in America. Giesberg, a professor of history at Villanova University, has written the first serious study of the erotica and pornography that nineteenth-century American soldiers read and shared. She links them to the postwar … Continue reading Sex! Sleep! Dreams! on A House Divided