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Beyond the 150th: “stories organic and germane to the place they’re visiting”

by Andrea DeKoter, Ph.D., part of an ongoing series Like some of the readers of Emerging Civil War, I had the opportunity to attend and participate in the recent “Future of Civil War History” conference organized by Gettysburg College’s Civil … Continue reading

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Beyond the 150th: Where academic and public historians are one and the same

by Rebekeh Oakes, part of an ongoing series One hundred and fifty years ago, the sleepy town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania became the sight of a bloody three-day battle immortalized in the American consciousness. This past March, Gettysburg College was flooded … Continue reading

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Beyond the 150th: Retreat from Gettysburg: Reflections on the Future, Part II

part of an ongoing series Northeast Florida’s skies remain dark and grey, as heavy rains saturate the ground. Although these conditions stifle any attempt to enjoy the outdoors, they make writing an ideal pursuit. In the last installment I closed … Continue reading

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Beyond the 150th: Retreat from Gettysburg: Reflections on the Future, Part I

part of an ongoing series Humidity thickens the Florida air as darkened skies cast a pall over the day. It is, in sum, a typical early spring day in the “Sunshine State,” which feels sometimes like a misnomer. But I … Continue reading

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Beyond the 150th: “Find excited, enthusiastic students who are willing to work hard”

Earlier this month, Gettysburg College, the NPS, and the Gettysburg Foundation held a three-day conference called “The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th.” We’ve asked several folks who attended the conference to share their thoughts as emerging historians … Continue reading

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