Category Archives: Memory

Question of the Week: 8/19-8/25/19

Last week we noticed an interesting question from one of our readers and thought it would make a great discussion starter: Have your views on aspects of the war changed over the course of your learning? If so, please give … Continue reading

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Life Lessons from a Civil War Veteran

The Civil War offers us many perceived lessons. Lessons in leadership, in tactics. Lessons in victory and defeat; division and reunification. These lessons are imparted to us through a wealth of records, letters, diaries and newspapers as recorded by the … Continue reading

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The Eternal Flame of the Confederacy

Today there is not much tangible Civil War history in Atlanta, its battlefields largely paved over and few antebellum buildings surviving the war. Yet Atlanta has something unique: an Eternal Flame of the Confederacy. The term “Eternal Flame” conjures up … Continue reading

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Let Us Reason Together

ECW welcomes back JoAnna M. McDonald Several weeks ago, Chris Mackowski asked if I would be interested in contributing to the Emerging Civil War blog, and, if so, what type of articles would I offer. As a student of the … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: “What story does the Civil War tell?”

“What story does the Civil War tell?” Edward Ayers asked during his Saturday night keynote address at the American Battlefield Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute. We probably all think we know the answer, but Ayers spent 40 minutes challenging assumptions, reframing … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: Naming the War

During Friday night’s “think tank” at the American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute, teachers discussed the question, “How does where you live affect how you teach the Civil War?” One of the threads of discussion that spun from the main thread … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: Bias

On Friday night, teachers at the American Battlefield Trust’s Teacher Institute sat down for an informal “think tank” to share their experiences in the classroom. One of the questions that guided the discussion: “What biases do you think your students … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: The Great Humanitarian Crisis of the War—Civil War Prisons

As a college professor, I don’t have to sit through many lectures (and I seldom, if ever, actually give any, preferring discussion-based lessons instead). So, it’s been a while since I’ve sat through a lecture and even longer since I’ve … Continue reading

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The Trust’s 2019 Teacher Institute: Where was the Civil War Won?

Once upon a time, in a decade not our own, a young “emerging” historian wrote a thesis paper for his master’s degree at Norwich University. The paper examined the eastern theater and the western theatre and asked, “Where was the … Continue reading

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FREE! ECW Podcast “Civil War Round Table Congress” Is Now Available

Just what is the Civil War Roundtable Congress, and how can it help Civil War groups? ECW’s Chris Mackowski talks with the Congress’s organizer, Mike Movius, to find out more. Sound exciting? We’re going to make it even better. This … Continue reading

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