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The Year in Review 2016: #3

Our third-most-popular post of 2016 dealt not with Civil War history but with Emerging Civil War-related business. ECW began promoting the tour guide services of several of our contributors—and, apparently, our guide services have been pretty popular! A lot of readers … Continue reading

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The Year in Review 2016: #4

What kid can resist a good story about poop? For that matter, what Civil War buff can resist one? Not many, apparently! Although it was just posted last week, Drew Gruber’s story about poop on an interpretive marker gained a … Continue reading

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Year In Review: 1860’s Politics

To put modern electoral events in a unique perspective, Emerging Civil War hosted a special blog series “1860’s Politics” in October – November 2016. ECW authors and a couple guest writers joined the effort, and the series proved to be enjoyable, educational, and … Continue reading

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ECW’s December 2016 Newsletter Now Available

Emerging Civil War’s December newsletter went out yesterday. If you haven’t received your copy, you can view it online. In our monthly profile, we ask “10 Questions” to Steward Henderson, NPS historian and our USCT expert. Our News & Notes … Continue reading

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The Year in Review 2016: #5

Pop Culture has always served as a useful and important way for the public to engage with Civil War history. The fall 2015-16 television season saw another high-profile example when PBS broadcast the Civil War hospital drama Mercy Street. Guest … Continue reading

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The Year in Review 2016: #6

Chris Kolakowski’s “Civil War Echoes” posts remain among one of our most popular features here at ECW. By day, Chris keeps his feet firmly entrenched in World War II as the executive director of the Douglas MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, Virginia. … Continue reading

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Year In Review: Mexican-American War 170th Series

This year in March 2016, the blog series “Mexican-American War 170th” started. It’s an on-going project highlighting important historical moments, leaders, battles, and common soldiers. Spearheaded by ECW author Ryan Quint, the series has brought a new perspective to the … Continue reading

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The Year in Review 2016: #7

While it’s easy to stereotype soldiers as “Billy Yank” and “Johnny Reb” or “the Yankee horde” or “the bedraggled Confederates”—or any number of other ways—it’s important to understand the sheer variety that underlies those simplistic characterizations. Last spring, Matt Stanley dove … Continue reading

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The Year in Review 2016: #8

According to the conventional wisdom, the Eastern Theater overshadows the Western Theater, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at our top ten posts for 2016. The West is well-represented. #9 on our list featured Longstreet in the West; #8 … Continue reading

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Year In Review: Ted Alexander Interview

Chris Mackowski had the opportunity to interview historian Ted Alexander and shared in the interview in February 2016. In case you missed it (or want to re-read it!), we decided to share as part of the highlights of this year. … Continue reading

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