Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Week In Review: February 10-16, 2020

Book reviews, Black History, reasons soldiers fought, Lincoln’s birthday, and a originally town named after John C. Breckinridge… We’ve got a good mix of interesting history and topics for our weekly review!

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Saving History Saturday: Volumes of Black History Records Sent For Preservation

Do we all dream of finding pieces of “lost history” deep in archives? What happens when books or documents have been recognized as historically important and need preservation before they can be fully read, explored, and used? An example of … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “A Conversation about the Civil War & Pop Culture” Is Now Available

It’s finally here! ECW has been celebrating the Civil War in books, movies, TV shows, and songs. Join Chris Mackowski, Sarah Kay Bierle, and Terry Rensel as they extend the conversation from our newest book and our blog to our … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Phil Kearny

Welcome back to another installment of our 2020 Emerging Civil War Spotlight series. Each we have introduced you to another of our outstanding topics that will be presented at the Seventh Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium August 7-9, 2020. Today … Continue reading

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“I helped…to pack haversacks and cartridge boxes”

Susie King Taylor accompanied the 33rd United States Colored Troops (originally designated as the 1st South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment) during their service. Her husband served in the unit, and she was officially listed as a laundress, though she also … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 2/10-2/16/2020

Since it’s so wonderful to have all our subscribers back and the comments working again (huzzah!), let’s ask one of those popular questions we haven’t asked for a while… Who’s your favorite Civil War general? Why?

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Week In Review: February 3-9, 2020

This week wrapped up the Civil War & Pop Culture series and included a few other feature articles. The big news is…the major tech issues ECW has been experiences have been solved and the team is now able to access … Continue reading

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A Gathering of Minds: ECW Retreat

Just wanted to say thank you to our blog and brand followers. There are so many things we love about researching, writing, and sharing history with you! Yesterday, a bunch of ECW authors gathered in person or called-in with modern … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: It’s A Wrap!

The ECW blog series always end with a post featuring links to all the articles in the recent series. So, today we’re wrapping up “The Civil War and Pop Culture” features and here’s the collection. Don’t forget to pick up … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Nearly $1 Million Allocated to Save 12 African-American History Sites in Maryland

There is no better way to honor Black History Month than to preserve the sites related to African American heritage and history. Last week, it was announced that the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, as well as … Continue reading

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