Tag Archives: Zoom-Boom

What We’ve Learned: Primary Sources and Accessibility

What have we learned since the Sesquicentennial? My answer is best divided into personal revelations and broader implications, but they tie together. For me, I’ve learned just about everything. Not EVERYTHING, of course, but basically everything that I know now … Continue reading

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The Civil War Zoom Boom: The Tattooed Historian

(part six in a series) John Heckman, a.k.a.the Tattooed Historian, might be the grand-daddy of the Civil War Zoom Boom. Since hitting the scene, Heckman has used social media made a full-court press to not just talk about Civil War … Continue reading

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The Civil War Zoom Boom: Civil War Pittsburgh

(part five in a series) Before I could finish this series, I was sidelined by a tooth extraction that didn’t go so smoothly, and then the monument stuff started to blow up, so my attention has been on that the … Continue reading

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The Civil War Zoom Boom, part four: Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

(part four in a series) When the online “Zoom Boom” started in late March, Nick Sacco saw an opportunity. Sacco is a historian at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis, and he already knew, with the History … Continue reading

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The Civil War Zoom Boom, part three: The Civil War Roundtable Congress

(part three in a series) Since the COVID-19 lockdown began, Zoom has boomed for the Civil War community, offering buffs a plethora of programs, interviews, and other great content. (And not just the Civil War world, either—take a look at … Continue reading

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The Civil War Zoom Boom, part two: The Museum of Civil War Medicine

(part two in a series) Since the pandemic triggered stay-at-home orders and lockdowns, Civil War history has been booming online—particularly interview programs that take advantage of Zoom conferencing technology. In part one of the series, we talked about the significant … Continue reading

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The Civil War Zoom Boom, part one: The American Battlefield Trust

(part one in a series) It’s been a while since I’ve channel surfed on TV, but Civil War buffs scrolling through their evening Facebook feeds might feel a little deja vu these days. Since the pandemic lock-down triggered stay-at-home orders … Continue reading

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