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The Future of Civil War History: Brian Matthew Jordan

by Brian Matthew Jordan

In an oft-cited 1998 essay, Edward L. Ayers appealed eloquently to his fellow Civil War historians. It was time, he maintained, to “worry” about the Civil War—to revive the paradoxes, uncertainties, and skepticism that celebratory chronicles of the conflict had long obscured. 1,270 more words

Memory

The Context of History, Memory & War

With my Students at Little Round Top

Friends of Padre Steve’s World,

As always I have been doing a lot of reading and of course that has led me to do some more revisions to my Civil War and Gettysburg text. 1,700 more words

History

The Cosmopolitanism of the Union Army: What Did It Mean?

I was recently assessing the demographic makeup of Union and Confederate armies in my Civil War and Reconstruction class when one of my students asked a thought-provoking question: “What percentage of the Union Army was northern, white, English-speaking, and native-born?” My impromptu response was to say about half, given that the Union ranks included at […]

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The Cosmopolitanism of the Union Army: What Did It Mean?

I was recently assessing the demographic makeup of Union and Confederate armies in my Civil War and Reconstruction class when one of my students asked a thought-provoking question: “What percentage of the Union Army was northern, white, English-speaking, and native-born?” 725 more words

Common Soldier

Essential Civil War Reader

Books that need to be on every Civil War Buff’s shelf….

History

James McPherson on Writing

On Friday one of the books I showed you was James McPherson’s Battle Cry of Freedom, a rather dense narrative of the American Civil War that has sold nearly three-quarter of a million copies. 373 more words

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James McPherson

James McPherson is an old bloke from Coffs Harbour and a supporter of the Party for Freedom. In his own words:

“I live in the hills behind Coffs Harbour, so being on this site will allow me access to whats happening down there..Cos there sure as hell is no information available up here..I grew up in Narraweena in the 6o’s, so i’ve been an avid Eagles supporter all my life..I got one question while i’m here..Whats going on with Steve Matai, Tony Williams, and Shane Rodney?..”

James McPherson