Author Archives: Emerging Civil War

Question of the Week: 8/28-9/3

If you could choose a historical person from the Civil War era to honor with a new monument or memorial, who would you nominate? Why? What history would the monument or memorial teach in a positive and educational way?

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ECW Week in Review 20-27 August

This past week  was primarily devoted to a continuation of a number of our series, including the discussion on Confederate monuments, as well as the beginning of a new one. We also posted a conversation with the recipient of the … Continue reading

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A Monumental Discussion: Dana Shoaf

Before the tragedy in Charlottesville, Confederate monuments had already been sparking controversy around the country. Civil War Times, in an issue that now seems prescient, tackled the topic in its most recent issue, setting a high bar for rational, informed … Continue reading

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A Monumental Discussion: Kelly Mezurek

Over the last few days, I have been perplexed by the number of people who have condemned Tina Fey’s “Sheetcake” skit (SNL Weekend Update Summer Edition, August 17, 2017). Is it that people are unable to understand the multiple levels … Continue reading

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Question Of The Week: 8/21-8/27/17

There have been a lot of hot tempers because of the Confederate monument debate, but we hope we’ve been able to add some thoughtful perspective to the overall discussion. What insights have you gained over the course of the past … Continue reading

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ECW Week in Review 14-20 August

This past week, we have continued and kicked off several new series. The most prominent is an ongoing discussion regarding Confederate monuments, which we will continue later today. But first, for anyone who wants to recap the week, you may … Continue reading

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A Monumental Discussion: Brian Matthew Jordan

by Brian Matthew Jordan With remarkable speed, Confederate monuments are vanishing from public spaces around the country. In New Orleans, an empty pedestal now caps the sixty-foot column that once supported a defiant Robert Edward Lee. A jackhammer took up … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 8/14-8/20/17

What was the first Civil War battlefield or site you visited? (And – if you want to tell – how old were you during that first visit?)

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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 … Continue reading

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Three Virginia Battlefields See More Preserved Ground

The Civil War Trust recently notified us of a successful campaign to save nearly 400 acres at several Virginia battlefields, including Gaines’ Mill, Cedar Mountain, and Cold Harbor. President of the Trust, Jim Lighthizer, recently sent us this follow up … Continue reading

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