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History Education and the American Battlefield Trust

I have the good fortune of being able to do a lot of work with the American Battlefield Trust, as do many of my Emerging Civil War colleagues. In particular, we do a lot with ABT’s education department. (As an … Continue reading

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Civil War Back to School: The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War at Shepherd University

(Part five in a series) To conclude our “Civil War Back-to-School” series, we head to the banks of the Potomac River, not far from Antietam Creek and Antietam National Battlefield—apropos for today—to hear from Dr. James J. Broomall. Jim is … Continue reading

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Civil War Back to School: Prologue

(Part one in a series) What does the “back-to-school” season look like for the Civil War world? By now, we’ve all seen the headlines of pandemic-related mishaps at a number of colleges across the country following unexpected COVID-19 outbreaks. Schools … Continue reading

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Huzzah for Civil War Trails

I’ll be honest: I don’t often get delighted to get bills in the mail. But the other day, the friendly neighborhood letter carrier from the USPS brought me a renewal notice from Civil War Trails, and I was delighted. I’m … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: Growing Youth Involvement in Preservation

For those who follow the social media accounts of the American Battlefield Trust, you may have seen the recent posts featuring their Youth Leadership Team (YLT). Made up of ten motivated, preservation-minded high school students from across the country, the … Continue reading

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Do We Still Care About the Civil War: Paige Gibbons Backus

The cover story of the newest issue of Civil War Times asks, “Do we still care about the Civil War?” ECW is pleased to partner with Civil War Times to extend the conversation here on the blog. Do we still … Continue reading

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2018 Year In Review: Working Together To Teach History

At ECW, we’re proud of the networking and opportunities to work closely with preservation and education groups in the history community. Whether it’s giving preservation efforts a spotlight, volunteering, or participating at special events, Emerging Civil War enjoys partnering to … Continue reading

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Vicksburg NMP Brings Back Black Powder

by ECW Correspondent Katherine Duffek Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see and hear cannon and musket fire in real life instead of just in the movies? Well, at Vicksburg National Military Park, visitors can go … Continue reading

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The Valley Forge Summer of the American Battlefield Trust

I’m in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, for a few days, for the American Battlefield Trust’s Teachers Institute. Nearly 200 teachers have come here from all across the country, from as far as Huntington Beach, California, and Sturgis, South Dakota. I’ve chatted … Continue reading

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The Question I Could Not Answer

She stood there, staring at the minie ball in her tiny hand and feeling the weight of that original bullet. I was busy talking to the other children and adults at the medical display table and keeping an eye on … Continue reading

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