ECW Week in Review Feb. 26-Mar. 4

It has been another busy week here at Emerging Civil War. We featured another post on one of our Symposium speakers (tickets are still available here), closed out Black History Month and welcomed in Women’s History Month. You may click on the links below to read each post.

This week’s Symposium Spotlight was on Chris Mackowski.

In observance of Black History Month, Meg Groeling wrote about William Cathey  and Dwight Hughes covered slaves and sailors. Additionally, we featured a piece from the ECW Archives by Steward Henderson on the inspiration of Frederick Douglas. We also had posts from guest author Jon-Erik Gilot on Anthony Wren, and guest author George Hettenhouse on Captain Richard Etheridge.

On Thursday, we opened our observance of Women’s History Month.

Todd Arrington observed the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s speech at Cooper Union.

Caroline Davis wrote about Herman Melville’s poetry.

Edward Alexander shared a humorous advertisement he found regarding the capture of Richmond.

In our weekly Preservation News, we featured achievements at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.

We also posted our March and April speaker presentations.

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