Engaging the Civil War Series

Engaging the Civil War, a series edited by the founders of the Emerging Civil War blog group, adopts the sensibility and accessibility of public history while adhering to the standards of academic scholarship. To engage readers and bring them to a new understanding of America’s great story, series authors draw on insights they gained while working with the public—walking the ground where history happened at battlefields and historic sites, talking with visitors in museums, and educating students in classrooms. With fresh perspectives, field-tested ideas, and in-depth research, volumes in the series connect readers with the story of the Civil War in ways that make history meaningful to them while underscoring the continued relevance of the war, its causes, and its effects. All Americans can claim the Civil War as part of their history. This series helps them engage with it.

Published by Southern Illinois University Press, the Engaging the Civil War series will be edited by Emerging Civil War cofounders Chris Mackowski, Ph.D., and Kristopher D. White. A seven-member advisory board will assist in series development:

  • James J. Broomall, Ph.D., Shepherd University
  • Brian Matthew Jordan, Ph.D., Sam Houston State University
  • Derek Maxfield, Genessee (NY) Community College
  • Kelly D. Mezurek, Ph.D., Walsh University
  • Julie Mujic, Ph.D., Sacred Heart University
  • Terrianne Schulte, Ph.D., D’Youville College
  • Matthew E. Stanley, Ph.D., Albany State University (Georgia)

Click here for the series flier.

To submit a proposal for Engaging the Civil War, ECW’s collaborative series with Southern Illinois University Press, follow SIUP’s submission guidelines. However, rather than submit the proposals to the press, submit them to us here at emergingcivilwar@gmail.com.