Category Archives: Question of the Week

Question of the Week: 8/22-8/28/16

If you could receive a personal letter from a historical person in the Civil War era, who would you like to receive one from?

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Question of the Week: 8/15-8/21/2016

What was the most important naval engagement or campaign of the war? Why?

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Question of the Week: 8/8-8/14/2016

The theme at Emerging Civil War’s Symposium last weekend was “Great Attacks of the Civil War.” Is there a particular attack that stands out to you in Civil War history? Why?

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Question of the Week: 8/1-8/7/16

Have you see the movie “Free State of Jones”? For those who have, what did you think of it? For those who haven’t, is there something in particular that has discouraged you from seeing it?

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Question of the Week: 7/25-7/31/16

Do you think a fad like “Pokémon Go” is helpful or harmful to historical sites? (“Pokémon Go” is a newly released mobile game where players go looking for Pokémon on their phone, but in real world locations. Many parks and … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 7/18-7/24/16

Have you read an unforgettable historical account of a child’s experience during the Civil War era?

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Question of the Week: 7/11-7/17/16

Did Abraham Lincoln’s view of not using the Tidewater Peninsula as an invasion route unnecessarily prolong the war? Did McClellan’s mismanagement keep Union forces from using it, and thus allow Lee to operate in Northern Virginia where the Confederate commander … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 7/4-7/10/16

Happy Fourth of July! What’s your favorite patriotic quote from the Civil War era? Why?

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Question of the Week: 6/27-7/3/16

We’ve spent this month considering “The Future of Civil War History.” What do YOU think the future of the field might look like?

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Question of the Week: 6/20-6/26/16

Since the Emancipation Proclamation wasn’t announced until 1862, African American History and abolition are sometimes overlooked in studies of the Civil War’s first year. How did they respond to the 1861 conflict? How did abolitionists use the beginning of the war … Continue reading

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