Volume 78, Number 2 (2019)

Third Series

Front Matter



Back Matter

Cover Image

John Magee’s 1856 cartoon criticized Southerners’ tendency to use violence to suppress antislavery sentiment through the depiction of the incident when Southern Congressman Preston S. Brooks caned antislavery Senator Charles Sumner in the U.S. Senate on May 26, 1856. Image from Library Company of Philadelphia Digital Collections. For more on the role of political violence in the era surrounding the Civil War, see Cormac Broeg’s article in this issue.


Marvin Bergman

Editorial Consultants

Rebecca Conard, Middle Tennessee State University
Kathleen Neils Conzen, University of Chicago
William Cronon, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Robert R. Dykstra, State University of New York at Albany
R. David Edmunds, University of Texas at Dallas
H. Roger Grant, Clemson University
William C. Pratt, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Pamela Riney-Kehrberg, Iowa State University
Malcolm J. Rohrbough, University of Iowa