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A Conversation with Carol Reardon (conclusion)

(part seven of a series) I’ve been talking this past week with Carol Reardon, who’s been one of the most successful Civil War scholars to bridge the gap between the academic world and the general public. Carol’s also been a … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Carol Reardon (part three)

(part three of a series) To help commemorate Women’s History Month, I’m talking this week with Carol Reardon, one of the most recognizable women working in military history today. Yesterday, Carol talked about her work not only as a Civil … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Carol Reardon (part one)

(part one in a series) March is Women’s History Month, and as is our custom at Emerging Civil War, we like to highlight the roles women play in Civil War public history. This year, I was privileged to spend some … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil War History: Jim Broomall (part two)

part two of a four-part interview At the end of last week, we started a conversation with Dr. James Broomall, co-editor of a special issue of the journal Civil War History that looks at “The Future of Civil War History.” … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil War History

  What is the future of Civil War history? That’s the topic of a special June 2016 issue of the academic journal Civil War History. Published by Kent State University Press, the journal features highlights from a 2013 conference sponsored … Continue reading

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Beyond the 150th: Retreat from Gettysburg: Reflections on the Future, Part II

part of an ongoing series Northeast Florida’s skies remain dark and grey, as heavy rains saturate the ground. Although these conditions stifle any attempt to enjoy the outdoors, they make writing an ideal pursuit. In the last installment I closed … Continue reading

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Beyond the 150th: Retreat from Gettysburg: Reflections on the Future, Part I

part of an ongoing series Humidity thickens the Florida air as darkened skies cast a pall over the day. It is, in sum, a typical early spring day in the “Sunshine State,” which feels sometimes like a misnomer. But I … Continue reading

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Beyond the 150th: “Find excited, enthusiastic students who are willing to work hard”

Earlier this month, Gettysburg College, the NPS, and the Gettysburg Foundation held a three-day conference called “The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th.” We’ve asked several folks who attended the conference to share their thoughts as emerging historians … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th

Very soon I will leave the warmth of the Sunshine State to head north, bracing myself for the vicissitudes of late winter in March. Fortunately my destination is Gettysburg, Pennsylvania —that compelling beacon to Civil War-era scholars. Gettysburg College, Gettysburg … Continue reading

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