ECW Week in Review August 7-13


We’ve had another busy week at Emerging Civil War. We announced our annual ECW Awards on the blog, which were unveiled at our Fourth Annual ECW Symposium last weekend. We saw the kickoff of a series, continued our coverage of the Mexican War anniversary, and announced ECW’s next venture in publishing. As always, our authors continued to turn out great content. You may click on the hyperlinks below to read the posts.

At last week’s Symposium, we announced that Dave Roth, the editor of Blue & Gray Magazine, is this year’s recipient of the Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Public History. A conversation with Dave will follow in a series next week

Timothy B. Smith received the inaugural Emerging Civil War Book Award for Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson. Sylvia Frank Rodrigue, an acquisitions editor for Southern Illinois University Press received the Thomas Greeley Stevenson Award.

Speaking of Southern Illinois Press, Chris Mackowski posted on our new series with them, Engaging the Civil War.

Ryan Quint continued our observance of the Mexican War.

New author Terrianne Schulte began a series on the 1865 Peace Conference. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 are available. The series will continue next week.

Guest author Frank Jastrzembski wrote about John Bell Hood’s experiences in the 2nd U.S. Cavalry prior to the war. Part 1 is available here and you may read Part 2 here.

Sarah Kay Bierle discussed research and primary sources.

Chris Kolakowski added another installment of Civil War Echoes.

Phill Greenwalt discussed Arizona’s Confederate delegate.

Yesterday, we shared recent Preservation News.

Meg Groeling reviewed Mark J. Crawford’s Confederate Courage on Other Fields: Overlooked Episodes of Leadership, Cruelty, Character, and Kindness.



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