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Editors' Note

Editors' Note e ditors’ no te This issue of the Journal of the Civil War contains three research articles and an historiographic review essay that reflect the field’s increasing geo - graphic and topical breadth. Together they indicate that calls to envision an expansive Civil War Era are being answered in increasingly rich and complex ways, and they suggest that we might turn to analyzing the differ - ent ways the Civil War Era is being expanded and the varying implications of those expansions. Peter Guardino’s “The Constant Recurrence of Such Atrocities: Guerrilla Warfare and Counterinsurgency during the Mexican-American War” analyzes US military responses to guerrilla warfare over the course of the US-Mexico War. Guardino traces how wars against Native Americans shaped early US military actions in northern Mexico and then examines how US commanders made it official policy to attack Mexican civilians as the war moved into central Mexico. This story, important in its own right, also provides a backstory and partial contrast to anti-guerilla campaigns in the US Civil War. Vanya Eftimova Bellinger looks east to expand our sense of how mid- nineteenth-century Americans understood and changed the laws of war. She argues that the Prussian immigrant Francis Lieber http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

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Abstract

e ditors’ no te This issue of the Journal of the Civil War contains three research articles and an historiographic review essay that reflect the field’s increasing geo - graphic and topical breadth. Together they indicate that calls to envision an expansive Civil War Era are being answered in increasingly rich and complex ways, and they suggest that we might turn to analyzing the differ - ent ways the Civil War Era is being expanded and the varying implications of those expansions. Peter Guardino’s “The Constant Recurrence of Such Atrocities: Guerrilla Warfare and Counterinsurgency during the Mexican-American War” analyzes US military responses to guerrilla warfare over the course of the US-Mexico War. Guardino traces how wars against Native Americans shaped early US military actions in northern Mexico and then examines how US commanders made it official policy to attack Mexican civilians as the war moved into central Mexico. This story, important in its own right, also provides a backstory and partial contrast to anti-guerilla campaigns in the US Civil War. Vanya Eftimova Bellinger looks east to expand our sense of how mid- nineteenth-century Americans understood and changed the laws of war. She argues that the Prussian immigrant Francis Lieber

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The Journal of the Civil War EraUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Feb 15, 2022

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