Mission Statement

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.

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.

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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.

2 Responses to Mission Statement

  1. Pingback: Civil War Book Acquisitions: December 2012, Part 2 — TOCWOC - A Civil War Blog

  2. I wonder if you could help me. I’m doing historiographical research on the Civil War, comparing authors from the 1910s-20s to authors from 2010-present and I don’t really know where I should start. Any suggestions?

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