In case you’ve somehow missed the modern news…it’s a presidential election year! And while we think it’s best to let CNN or FOX cover 21st Century politics, the ECW members thought it would be enlightening to examine some of the elections and politics from the Civil War era.
We’ve been working behind the scenes for about a month to prepare this special blog series. Many members have contributed an article or two, and we’ll also be introducing a couple new guest authors.
Prepare to be amazed, intrigued, (and possibly annoyed) by the politics of the 1860’s! It’s a part of Civil War saga that usually gets lost in the shadows while the battles and generals take the spotlight.
We hope you’ll enjoy the history. Take a few minutes each week (or day) to escape from modern debates and learn about leaders, ideas, elections, voting, activists, and more in Emerging Civil War’s special series: 1860’s Politics.