About ECW

Emerging Civil War serves as a public history-oriented platform for sharing original scholarship related to the American Civil War.

Our primary audience is the general public, so scholarship is defined broadly: historical research, memory studies, travelogues, personal narratives, essays, book reviews, and photography. Journalistic-style coverage of current Civil War-related events and the Civil War in pop culture are also included. Furthermore, ECW encourages respectful discussion about that material. ECW does not publish fiction or poetry.

Our Contributors

Our Mission

ECW seeks to encourage a diversity of perspectives in the scholarship it presents. We do that, in part, by identifying and spotlighting the next generation of Civil War historians and the fresh ideas they bring to the historical conversation.

As a collective, the individuals who comprise ECW are encouraged to share their own unique interests and approaches. The combined collection of material—and the respectful discussions that surround it—forward ECW’s overall effort to promote a general awareness of the Civil War as America’s defining event.

ECW is recognized by the IRS a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. Gifts to Emerging Civil War are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Support Us

Emerging Civil War encourages a free exchange of ideas. We do encourage those with differing opinions to express their disagreements, but we expect the exchange between all to be respectful. Vulgarity and personal attacks will not be tolerated.

Please note, any opinions expressed at Emerging Civil War are those solely of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of any organization they work for.

How to Support Us

Donate to ECW

ECW is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation. Gifts to Emerging Civil War are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Upcoming Events

Join us for our annual ECW Symposium August 4-6 2023! Click for more info on this and other upcoming events.

Volunteer

Want to share your passion for Civil War history and volunteering with ECW? Contact us to learn about new opportunities.

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