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What has been the most influential Civil War book that you have read, and why?
Do you have a favorite Civil War ethnic group? Germans? Irish? Norwegians?
As I sat last night and watched the re-released historic documentary by Ken Burns, I was taken back to 1990. At that time I was in the 8th grade and had an interest in history. I can remember distinctly watching … Continue reading
This week’s Question of the Week was suggested by ECW Contributor Ryan Quint who asks: What is something you’ve always wondered about the Civil War or something you may have recently come across that the historians here at ECW could help … Continue reading
This week’s question comes from our own Ashley Webb. I recently visited Richmond for work, and as I was driving down Richmond’s Monument Avenue, I was struck, not by the ‘offensive’ nature of the Confederate statues lining the center of the … Continue reading
This week’s Question of the Week comes from ECW’s Chris Kolakowski who asks: Visiting Charleston a couple of weeks ago, I was struck by the layers of history surrounding its harbor. It has been one of the most important ports … Continue reading
Keeping in the spirit of this past weekend’s Emerging Civil War Symposium at Stevenson Ridge: What was your greatest or most poignant memory of the sesquicentennial years of the American Civil War?
The Civil War began with a battle over possession of Charleston Harbor, and ended with the surrender of the CSS Shenandoah. Why, then, is the Civil War’s naval aspect so neglected?
Should South Carolina remove the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state capitol? Why/why not?