Tag Archives: biography

Question of the Week: 10/12-10/18/20

In your opinion, which Civil War person had the most interesting post-war life?

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Biography: No Longer the Stepchild of Civil War History

For much of the twentieth century, biography was a genre ignored or demeaned by many academic historians. Traditional cradle-to-grave biographies focused on the so-called “great men of history.” They consigned women, immigrants, people of color, and lesser known figures to … Continue reading

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Book Review—Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

ECW welcomes back guest author Nathan Varnold. Understanding the life of the most famous and most outspoken black abolitionist in American history is no easy task, but David W. Blight has spent most of his career attempting to simplify a … Continue reading

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“Grant” by Ron Chernow – A Review

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author James F. Epperson Many compelling tales come out of the history of the American Civil War. One of the most interesting is the story of the slouchy Ohio-born tanner’s son who progressed from leather-goods store … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/23-10/29/17

Last week, we asked about your favorite biography of a Union general. And to keep those book reviews and bookshelves balanced – well, you can probably guess this week’s question: In your opinion, what’s the best biography of a Confederate … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 10/16-10/22/17

In your opinion, what’s the best biography of a Union general? What makes it “the best”?

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