Category Archives: Civil War in Pop Culture

CW & Pop Culture: The North & South Miniseries

John Jakes’s North and South Books I and II became one of my favorite Civil War miniseries. Although they are a romantic adaptation of  historical fiction of the Civil War following two West Point cadets, it is a very good … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 1/20-1/26/20

How did you become interested in the Civil War? Did an aspect of history and pop culture play a role in your introduction?

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Reading and Re-Reading Some Civil War Fiction

I recently reviewed Ralph Peters’ newest Civil War novel, Darkness at Chancellorsville, for Civil War Monitor (you can read that review here). It was an enjoyable read by an author with a gift for capturing the essence of a character … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: Steve Earle’s “Ben McCulloch”

I’ve been a longtime Steve Earle fan and I’m here today to share something with you… Steve Earle is cooler than crap. Here’s a guy who cut his teeth in the music business under the tutelage of the great Townes … Continue reading

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CW & Pop-Culture: What’s On The Series Header?

It’s become a little tradition at ECW to feature a post about the images or intentional design for the blog series’ headers. Let’s get started with the images for The Civil War & Pop Culture… The new book and the … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: The Gettysburg Soundtrack

Gettysburg had become an obsession. My first trip there had captured my imagination. At the tender age of five, my parents, with a push primarily from my father, had arranged what became the first of many yearly family trips to … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: Those Books of Paintings In My Childhood

Civil War paintings created in the 20th Century. They introduced me to Civil War generals. They captured my imagination and made me want to know the stories. When I first became interested in the Civil War, I was eight years … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: Civil War Rock and Roll, or, Who was Larkin Poe?

When it comes to the Civil War and popular culture, I admit I am hard to please. For example, with a couple of notable exceptions, I am generally disappointed by film portrayals of the American Civil War. Even the ones … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: Robert E. Lee and The Guns of the South: 1992 vs. 2019

In the 1990s it was common enough at my New Orleans high school to see copies of Harry Turtledove’s The Guns of the South. It offered a beguiling and humorous image of Robert E. Lee in his classic pose, only … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: I Will Always Love “Little Women”

My name is Meg, so that should be enough said, but I was not–alas!–named for author Louisa May Alcott’s oldest daughter in the March family of Concord, Massachusetts. I never miss an opportunity to see a movie based on this … Continue reading

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