Historians’ Forum: The American Civil War’s Centennial vs. The Sesquicentennial

Cook, Robert, Noe, Kenneth, Shoaf, Dana, Weber, Jennifer and Sutherland, Daniel E (2011) Historians’ Forum: The American Civil War’s Centennial vs. The Sesquicentennial. Civil War History, 57 (4). pp. 380-402. ISSN 0009-8078

Full text not available from this repository.


In 2010, Daniel Sutherland’s A Savage Conflict: The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2009) won the Watson-Brown Prize for the best book in the Civil War era from the Society of Civil War Historians. During his acceptance speech, Sutherland reflected on the pending sesquicentennial, wondering whether it would attract the same amount of attention as the centennial commemoration fifty years previous. In light of the discussion generated by Sutherland’s address at the annual meeting of the Southern Historical Association, the editors of Civil War History sought to explore this question further by organizing a forum on the topic. Daniel Sutherland, a member of our board of editors, was kind enough to offer his thoughts on the participants’ responses at the end of our forum.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > American Studies
Subjects: E History America > E151 United States (General) > E0456 Civil War period, 1861-1865
E History America > E151 United States (General) > E0893 Twenty-first century
Depositing User: Library Cataloguing
Date Deposited: 18 May 2012 08:29
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 17:13
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/39351
📧 Request an update