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Engaging the Civil War

Engaging the Civil War, a series founded by the editors of the Emerging Civil War blog group, adopts the sensibility and accessibility of public history while adhering to the standards of academic scholarship. To engage readers and bring them to a new understanding of America’s great story, series authors draw on insights they gained while working with the public—walking the ground where history happened at battlefields and historic sites, talking with visitors in museums, and educating students in classrooms.

With fresh perspectives, field-tested ideas, and in-depth research, volumes in the series connect readers with the story of the Civil War in ways that make history meaningful to them while underscoring the continued relevance of the war, its causes, and its effects. All Americans can claim the Civil War as part of their history. This series, which was co-founded by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White, helps them engage with it.

Series Editors, Chris Mackowski and Brian Matthew Jordan

Chris Mackowski, a professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure University, serves as the editor in chief of the Emerging Civil War blog group. He is the author or a coauthor of more than a dozen books on the Civil War, including Chancellorsville's Forgotten Front: The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church, and is the historian-in-residence at Stevenson Ridge, a historic property and inn on the Spotsylvania battlefield.

Brian Matthew Jordan is assistant professor of history at Sam Houston State University, where he teaches courses on the Civil War and Reconstruction. He earned his Ph.D. at Yale and is the author of Marching Home: Union Veterans and Their Unending Civil War, named one of three finalists for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize in History.  He serves as book review editor for The Civil War Monitor.


Sponsoring Editor, Sylvia Frank Rodrigue

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Zachery A. Fry, US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Belvoir
Hilary Green, University of Alabama
JoAnna M. McDonald, Emerging Civil War 
Angela M. Riotto, Army University Press, Fort Leavenworth
Evan C. Rothera, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith
Nicholas Sacco, National Park Service, U. S. Grant National Historic Site
Cecily N. Zander, Pennsylvania State University

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