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Conspiracy – Civil War Style?

In a year with an exceptional plethora of “tell-all” books and a variety of conspiracy theories from multiple sides and perspectives, old historical sources never fail to add a little perspective and humor. While seeking an escape from the election … Continue reading

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Biography: No Longer the Stepchild of Civil War History

For much of the twentieth century, biography was a genre ignored or demeaned by many academic historians. Traditional cradle-to-grave biographies focused on the so-called “great men of history.” They consigned women, immigrants, people of color, and lesser known figures to … Continue reading

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Writing About History in a Manichean Age

Given current events, I find myself asking how one will be able to write about the American Civil War now and in the future. This question has been brewing in my mind since 2015 when the debate over statues began … Continue reading

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On The March with E. L. Doctorow

Take a look for a moment at the opening sentence of E. L. Doctorow’s The March: At five in the morning, someone banging on the door and shouting, her husband, John, leaping out of bed, grabbing his rifle, and Roscoe … Continue reading

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John William Jones: Historian of the Confederacy

Emerging Civil War welcomes guest author Christopher Martin to share Part 2 of his research on John William Jones. (Find Part 1 here) One of the least well known figures in the history of Confederate monument making was John William … Continue reading

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Haunted by Typos

Like a lot of writers, I hate to look at my material once it’s gone into print. When I do, a typo inevitably jumps off the page and slaps me in the face. It’s not because my pieces are riddled … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “Civil War Publishing” Is Now Available

If you’re an ECW fan, we know that you love history books! And in our second podcast for October, you’ll get to hear a discussion between some of our authors and a respected publisher. Head over to our podcast platform … Continue reading

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A Sentence About the Vicksburg Campaign as Winding as the Mississippi Delta

I’m getting ready to head to Vicksburg, Mississippi, this week to join Kris White and the American Battlefield Trust for a series of Facebook LIVE events beginning on Tuesday. (more details to come soon!) While I’ve been studying up with … Continue reading

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A Chat with Dave Powell about The Battle Above the Clouds

Emerging Civil War correspondent Elyse Kuhn took the time recently to talk with ECW’s Dave Powell about Dave’s new book, Battle Above the Clouds. ———- Dave Powell never imagined himself as a history writer. However, it seems to be what … Continue reading

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Andersonville Offers Wonderful Writing Amidst Horrific Suffering

Every so often as we read, we writers run into a sentence that is so spot-on perfect that we say, “Damn, I wish I’d written that.” Such writer-envy is not uncommon, and at its heart, it springs from a deep … Continue reading

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