Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Introducing “My ECW Story” Series

Since our founding in 2011, the genesis of Emerging Civil War has been identifying and spotlighting the next generation of Civil War historians and the fresh ideas they bring to the historical conversation. To that end, we have always tried … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: John Pelham

In this week’s Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight  Sarah Bierle previews her presentation on fallen leader John Pelham. Continue reading to see what Sarah will be examining during her presentation in August.

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Question of the Week: 4/19-4/25/21

April 19 is the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord at the beginning of the American Revolution. Now, the Civil War angle… Which historical figure from the Revolutionary War era do you think had the most influence and … Continue reading

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Week In Review: April 12-18-2021

Continuing with the series On The Eve Of War, exploring Fort Sumter, the release of a new book, and much more on the blog this week… Monday, April 12: Question of the Week talked about visiting Charleston, South Carolina. On … Continue reading

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Echoes of Reconstruction: When Frederick Douglas Stood Up to Anti-Asian Violence and Exclusion

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog Americans’ fear of non-white, non-Christian immigrants began in 1848 with the arrival of the first ship full of Chinese in San Francisco Bay. The Chinese came to wash the clothes … Continue reading

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On The Eve Of War: Chancellorsville, Virginia

Adapted from That Furious Struggle: Chancellorsville and the High Tide of the Confederacy by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White The Wilderness was once one of the must rugged parts of Virginia and would be the backdrop for two large … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: John Pope

Over the past several weeks we have been introducing you to the individuals and topics of this year’s Symposium theme, Fallen Leaders. Next up, Dan Welch previews his presentation on John Pope.

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The Bonds of War Now Available

We’re pleased to announce the release of the latest book in the Emerging Civil War Series: The Bonds of War: A Story of Immigrants and Esprit de Corps in Company C, 96th Illinois Volunteer Infantry by Diana L. Dretske, available … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 4/12-4/18/21

Have you visited Fort Sumter and Charleston, South Carolina? What was your favorite historic site in the city or around the harbor or what do you most look forward to exploring?

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Week In Review: April 5-11, 2021

Battle of Shiloh anniversary, taking a closer look at different places “on the eve of war,” new (free podcast), and more to explore from this last week on the ECW blog… Monday, April 5: Question of the Week spotlighting conflicts … Continue reading

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