"Amy Laurel Fluker's Commonwealth of Compromise provides a fascinating new look at how Missourians of the Civil War generation...attempted to reconcile their tumultuous wartime pasts through public acts of conciliation.... Fluker thoughtfully explores how the disparate strains of Civil War memory--Confederate, Union, and African American--sometimes competed and other times collaborated as Missourians attempted to frame the meaning of the war for future generations."
--Diane Mutti Burke
"Dr. Fluker's important new work makes welcome contributions to Missouri history, the history of the American West, and the developing scholarship of Civil War memory."
"Commonwealth of Compromise is a must read for anyone interested in the Civil War's legacies."
"Fluker complicates our understanding of Civil War memory by examining a place, Missouri, that did not conform to simple...memories of the war."