FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Missouri in the Civil War (cloth, $75) is the latest addition to the award-winning University of Arkansas Press Portraits of Conflict series.
The series began in 1987 with the Arkansas volume and has included Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Georgia, North Carolina, Texas and Tennessee. Called a “major contribution and welcome addition to Civil War History” by the Journal of Southern History, the volumes are avidly collected and enthusiastically anticipated, according to Tom Lavoie, marketing director.
“Each of these books includes hundreds of photographs, many never before published, of those from a particular state who fought on both sides of the war,” Lavoie said. “The individual stories are fascinating, and they are made even more so when intertwined with each state’s unique involvement with the Civil War.”
The Missouri volume tells the story of a deeply divided border state and covers the origins of Missouri’s participation in events leading up to the war, its conventional and guerrilla phases, the war on the rivers, African American soldiers, medicine, the experiences of Missourians who served out of state, and the process of reunion in the post-war years.
Extensive excerpts from the book appeared in the popular magazine Civil War History and the Missouri History museum’s Gateway Magazine.
The editors of Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Missouri in the Civil War are William Garrett Piston, professor of history at Missouri State University and author of Lee’s Tarnished Lieutenant: James Longstreet and his Place in Southern History, and Thomas P. Sweeney, a retired physician and long-time Civil War historian who opened the first museum at Missouri’s Wilson’s Creek battlefield site. General editors for the series are Carl Moneyhon, professor of history at University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Bobby Roberts, director of Central Arkansas Library System.
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Melissa King, assistant marketing manager
University of Arkansas Press