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The Future of Civil War History: An Interview with Dana Shoaf (part one)

part one of five In June, Emerging Civil War ran a series called “The Future of Civil War History,” inspired by the June issue of the academic journal Civil War History. We kicked off that series with an interview with … Continue reading

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Confederate Heritage: “Heaven Knows, a Hard Topic to Discuss.”

Later today, I’ll visit with my friends at the North Carolina Civil War Roundtable. Rather than a traditional program on some aspect of the war, they’ve asked me to follow up on some comments I made after Lee-Jackson Day in Lexington, … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Lee-Jackson Day

The weather could not have been more beautiful in Lexington, Virginia, on Saturday morning as hundreds of Confederate devotees gathered for the annual Lee-Jackson Day commemoration. The day itself—still observed as a legal holiday in parts of Virginia—falls on January … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2015: #7

ECW continues to count down our ten most-read posts of 2015. Coming in at number seven on the list: gods and generals—of a sort.

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Year in Review 2015: Confederate Culture Wars

On June 17, 2015, a lone gunman walked into a church in Charleston, South Carolina, and opened fire, killing nine people, including the pastor. The subsequent police investigation identified 21-year-old Dylann Roof, who reportedly launched the attack in the hope … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2015: #10

One of our traditions here at Emerging Civil War is to take some time at year’s end to look back at the most-read posts of the year. Between now and the New Year, we’ll count down our top ten posts. … Continue reading

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Jeb Stuart, Rob Orrison, and a Media Ethics Case Study

An editorial in today’s Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star lauds a recent court decision to remove a portrait of Confederate cavalry commander Jeb Stuart from the Patrick County courtroom. Accompanying the editorial online was a file photo of ECW’s own Rob Orrison leaning … Continue reading

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Confederate Culture Wars: Daniel Davis

Over the course of last week, ECW historians offered their thoughts and reactions to recent events related to Confederate memory. Wrapping things up: Daniel Davis Has the South lost the Civil War? In reading through the posts last week, my answer is … Continue reading

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Confederate Culture Wars: On the Lighter Side

The Virginia Department of Nature announced today that the Confederate battle flag will be removed from all trees and bushes in the Commonwealth. The battle flag on a tree could suggest that the tree is descended from a tree planted … Continue reading

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Confederate Culture Wars: Steward Henderson

Recent discussions about the Confederate flags and the ending of the Civil War Sesquicentennial have raised questions about Americans’ overall knowledge of the Civil War. This problem has to be solved by our educational system, which no longer wants to … Continue reading

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