Tag Archives: Brian Matthew Jordan

Symposium Spotlight: What If — Exploring the Powerful Counterfactual

Welcome back to our annual spotlight series, highlighting speakers and topics for our upcoming symposium. Over the coming weeks, we will continue to feature previews of our speaker’s presentations for the 2022 Emerging Civil War Symposium. We’ll also be sharing … Continue reading

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“The Conflict’s Most Intriguing Possibilities”

I knew our new What If book would be popular, but Savas Beatie World Headquarters tells me orders have been pouring in online this past week. I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many exclamation points from Ted Savas in … Continue reading

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Great “What Ifs” of the American Civil War Now Available

The latest ECW book is available, The Great “What Ifs” of the American Civil War, co-edited by Chris Mackowski and Brian Matthew Jordan and published by Savas Beatie (click here for more info). Chris had his first box of books … Continue reading

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Symposium Spotlight: Brian Matthew Jordan

Welcome to the third installment of our 2022 Emerging Civil War Symposium Spotlight Series: Each week we will introduce you to each of our outstanding speakers that will be presenting at the Eighth Annual Emerging Civil War Symposium August 5 … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast: A Thousand May Fall

Brian Matthew Jordan looks at a regiment both typical and unique to explore life, death, and survival in the Union Army—the 107th Ohio—in his new book, A Thousand May Fall. Listen to the free podcast interview through this link on … Continue reading

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What If?—Coming Soon!

Who among us has not, in the course of his or her Civil War adventures, wondered, “What if…?” It’s a favorite angle of conversation among armchair generals: grab a beer, light up a cigar, and refight the war! I’ve spent … Continue reading

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Free ECW Podcast: “The War Went On”

Check it out! We’ve got another free podcast for you this evening… For Civil War veterans, the war didn’t end just because everyone went home. Chris Mackowski talks with historians Brian Matthew Jordan and Evan Rothera about their new book, The … Continue reading

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BookChat with Brian Matthew Jordan, editor of The War Went On

Our Emerging Civil War colleague Brian Matthew Jordan has a new book hitting the shelves: The War Went On: Reconsidering the Lives of Civil War Veterans. The book is a collection of essays Brian co-edited with Evan Rothera (both of … Continue reading

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Bud Robertson: In Memoriam (part one)

Like so many Civil War historians of my generation, I first knew James I. “Bud” Robertson, Jr., as the talking head on Civil War Journal. With his distinctive drawl, the silver-haired Virginia Tech professor lent color and personality to the Arts & Entertainment network documentary series that I … Continue reading

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A Monumental Discussion: Brian Matthew Jordan

by Brian Matthew Jordan With remarkable speed, Confederate monuments are vanishing from public spaces around the country. In New Orleans, an empty pedestal now caps the sixty-foot column that once supported a defiant Robert Edward Lee. A jackhammer took up … Continue reading

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