Selected readings for Civil War Archives Institute

A list of recommended readings for visiting scholars participating in the NEH Institute at Gettysburg College.

  • David Blight, Jim Downs, eds., Beyond Freedom: Disrupting the History of Emancipation
  • Marc Bloch, The Historian's Craft: Reflections on the Nature and Uses of History and the Techniques and Methods of Those Who Write It
  • Marisa Fuentes, Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive
  • Martha Hodes, The Sea Captain’s Wife: The Sea Captain's Wife: A True Story of Love, Race, and War in the Nineteenth Century
  • Carol Reardon, Pickett’s Charge in History and Memory
  • Carolyn Steedman, Dust: The Archive and Cultural History
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Civil War Era photographs in Special Collections at Gettysburg College

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An NEH Institute for Higher Education Faculty at Gettysburg College from June 5–18, 2022. Directed by Jim Downs, Gilder Lehrman-National Endowment for the Humanities Professor of Civil War Studies and History.