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“I Crave the Privilege of Doing It” – Being a Female Military Historian

In March 1862, Clara Barton – undoubtedly the war’s most well-known nurse – requested to go to the front and serve. “Though it is little that one woman can do, still I crave the privilege of doing it,” she wrote. … Continue reading

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Civil War Connections & Community Outreach

Graduate school for academic history is quite the silo. Unless you are entering a public history program, which I did not, the focus is truly on developing enough content knowledge to drive a publishing record and a subsequent career as … Continue reading

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The Straight Poop: Pushing Interpretive Boundaries

If you follow Civil War Trails on Facebook you may have seen a recent post about poop. Yes. It’s true. I hesitated making the initial post for a few days. I even checked with some of my board members to … Continue reading

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ECW Honors Ted Alexander

As part of Emerging Civil War’s fifth anniversary commemoration, we are pleased to inaugurate a new annual award: The Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Civil War Public History. This year’s recipient is Ted Alexander, former historian at Antietam … Continue reading

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

part three of a four-part interview We’ve been talking with Dr. James Broomall about “the Future of Civil War History”—a topic he recently helped bring to the forefront in a special issue of the journal Civil War History. That journal, and … Continue reading

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Symposium Takeaway: Steward Henderson

We’ve asked our ECW historians to reflect on this year’s symposium and share with us one or two takeaways they came away with. Next up: Steward Henderson. “There was a great exchange of opinions on the legacies of the Civil … Continue reading

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Symposium Takeaway: Edward Alexander

We’ve asked our ECW historians to reflect on last weekend’s symposium and share with us one or two takeaways they came away with. Next up: Edward Alexander. “The highlight of the symposium for me was being able to sit back … Continue reading

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Symposium Takeaway: Chris Kolakowski

We’ve asked our ECW historians to reflect on this year’s symposium and share with us one or two takeaways they came away with. Next up: Chris Kolakowski. “The symposium was another home run, and another energetic exchange of ideas about the … Continue reading

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Symposium Takeaway: Dan Davis

We’ve asked our ECW historians to reflect on the symposium and share with us one or two takeaways they came away with. First up: Dan Davis. “Throughout the course of the weekend I had the opportunity to personally interact with … Continue reading

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Beyond the 150th: “stories organic and germane to the place they’re visiting”

by Andrea DeKoter, Ph.D., part of an ongoing series Like some of the readers of Emerging Civil War, I had the opportunity to attend and participate in the recent “Future of Civil War History” conference organized by Gettysburg College’s Civil … Continue reading

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