On behalf of the founders of the Emerging Civil War Blog we would like to welcome you to our corner of the internet. We sincerely hope that you will stop by often. This blog will offer posts three to five times a week. Our goal is to give a voice to new and upcoming authors, who are looking to share their expertise and recent work with the world.
We have designed the site to be a free-flowing forum of ideas. Do not hesitate to comment on something you agree or disagree with. All we ask is that all disagreements remain respectful. Vulgar attacks will not be tolerated.
The blog is made up of a diverse group of authors, each of whom has a different area of expertise. Therefore readers will be exposed to new works on a wide range of topics. The mix of historians again is diverse. We have historians from the academic, military, public and social fields of history. Their expertise varies from memory studies, political studies, military studies and much more. As the site grows, our number and diversity of authors will grow as well.
Here is a list of current authors (see the Authors link for more information on each):
James Broomall, visiting assistant professor at the University of North Florida
Zac Cowsert, historian at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, with additional expertise in the Trans-Mississippi Theater
Daniel Davis, former historian at Appomattox Court House & Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
Steward Henderson, historian at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, with additional expertise on the United States Colored Troops
Chris Mackowski, associate professor at St. Bonaventure University and author
Beth Parnicza, historian at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
Matt Stanley, PhD student at the University of Cincinnati
Jake Struhelka, historian at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
Kristopher White, former historian at Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania and author
Ashley Whitehead, historian at Richmond National Battlefield Park and a PhD student at West Virginia University
As we move ahead over the next few weeks we have some great topics that our authors will be writing on.
- Thoughts on General George Custer
- Did the Second Battle of Fredericksburg Save Lee’s Army?
- War along the North Carolina Coast 1861-1862
- Stonewall Jackson’s arm and its place in history
- Politics in the Army of the Potomac
- The Confederate Congress
- The ageing Civil War community
- Book reviews on Chancellorsville Crossroads of Fire and Inventing Stonewall Jackson
We are really excited about this endeavor. Thanks for stopping by. Feel free to explore the site!
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