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AHA member and former J. Franklin Jameson Fellow Frank J. Cirillo has announced the publication of his book, The Abolitionist Civil War: Immediatists and the Struggle to Transform the Union, part of Louisiana State University Press‘s “Antislavery, Abolition, and the Atlantic World” series. Cirillo explores the history of the abolitionist movement during the American Civil War, arguing that abolitionists’ actions help explain how the Union war achieved both so much and so little regarding racial justice for African Americans.