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Year In Review: Future Of Civil War History

One of the special blog series we featured June – August 2016 was “The Future of Civil War History.” As we find ourselves looking back to 2016 from the first day of 2017, it seems appropriate to review this series and gain fresh … Continue reading

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

part five of five In part four of my conversation with Civil War Times editor Dana Shoaf, he and I talked about the value of his magazine—or any magazine—as a forum with both wide reach and widely recognized legitimacy. But … Continue reading

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

part three of five In our conversation yesterday, Dana Shoaf—editor of Civil War Times—expressed some of his concerns about the disconnect between academic historians and the general public. “It almost sometimes feels like some academics—this is a really general statement—would … Continue reading

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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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The Future of Civil War History: A Look Ahead and a Recap

In June, we riffed on the topic of “The Future of Civil War History,” inspired by that month’s issue of the journal Civil War History. As part of the series, we promised you a conversation with Civil War Times editor … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil War History: Chris Mackowski

The stereotypical newsroom once looked something like this: A haze of blue smoke hangs just under the florescent tube lights hanging from the ceiling of a wide open room filled with desks piled high with stacks of paper. Reporters with … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil War History: Dwight Hughes (part two)

Understanding a historical period such as the Civil War and judging it are two different processes. Understanding must come first or judging simply becomes prejudice, that is, “pre-judging.” This is as true when viewing ancestors as when evaluating contemporary people … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil War History: Meg Groeling

The society and culture that produced the Civil War is nowhere near as simple as military history would have one believe. To cling to these cherished simplicities–battle, campaign, and commander analysis alone–is to do little more than brush the surface … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil War History: Julie Mujic

The View from 32,000 Feet: The American Civil War in Today’s World In May 2016, I flew with my family to Orlando for a long-awaited trip to Disney World. I brought the newest issue of Civil War History on the … Continue reading

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Question of the Week: 6/27-7/3/16

We’ve spent this month considering “The Future of Civil War History.” What do YOU think the future of the field might look like?

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