Emerging Civil War would like to welcome back some of our subscribers (a few thousand of them, actually!). In December, we had some behind-the-scenes technical issues that knocked us for a loop for a while. (We are blaming Russian hackers who were trying to influence the election of 1860.)
While our tech issues didn’t affect ECW’s content, it did affect our ability to connect with subscribers. And, of course, in this world of technological wonder, it can be almost impossible to actually speak to a real person by phone, which might’ve allowed us to get this all squared up in about 20 minutes.
Fortunately, our partners at the Childress Agency in Fredericksburg, which provides ECW’s hosting services, were nothing but fantastic through the whole process. Our woes had nothing to do with them, but they nonetheless stepped up and really helped us through. We want to give them a shout-out for all their great service (and especially to our contact, Ata Birol).
So, welcome back, you thousands of people. You’re as good-looking, intelligent, and discerning as ever. We’ve missed you!
If you want to catch up, we’re just about to wrap up a series on the Civil War in Pop Culture, which ties in with our latest “Engaging the Civil War” Series book, Entertaining History: The Civil War in Literature, Film, and Song. Of course, there’s been plenty of other great content, which you can probably access most conveniently through our Week in Review posts: