Editors Nation and Towne, both superbly qualified, have produced a volume which should be required in any college course in nineteenth-century Indiana history. The book is also a must for readers interested in the Civil War or Indiana history. They will find excellent introductions to each chapter and a fascinating variety of original documents, each with informative annotation. Highly recommended.”
Dawn Bakken, Associate Editor, Indiana Magazine of History
Indiana’s War offers an excellent collection of primary source documents that will prove useful to scholars and students of the Civil War and midwestern history.
The editors provide brief, but interpretive introductions to the book as a whole and each chapter, along with a chronology and a section of discussion questions, which all combine to make this a powerful teaching tool for use in the college classroom.”
With a set of discussion questions and a select bibliography, (Indiana’s War) will be useful for advanced high school and college classrooms, as well as adult education groups.”
Indiana Magazine of History
About the Author
Richard F. Nation is an associate professor of history at Eastern Michigan University. He is the author of At Home in the Hoosier Hills: Agriculture, Politics, and Religion in Southern Indiana, 18101870.
Stephen E. Towne is an associate university archivist at Indiana UniversityPurdue University, Indianapolis. He is the editor of A Fierce, Wild Joy: The Civil War Letters of Colonel Edward J. Wood, 48th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment.