Jeff Lauck

Profiles in Patriotism: Muslims and the Civil War

By Jeffrey Lauck '18 While many minority groups have had their contributions and accomplishments during the Civil War recognized, one group of Americans has received little attention. Muslim Americans are rarely the focus of Civil War scholars and are typically ...
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No, Trump’s Election Does Not “Feel Like the Fall of Reconstruction”

By Jeffrey Lauck '18 On January 20, 2017, Chief Justice John Roberts administered the presidential oath of office to Donald Drumpf, making him the 45th President of the United States. Many Americans have variously perceived his election as “unprecedented,” “revolutionary,” ...
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Point/Counterpoint: The Gettysburg Battlefield Marathon

By Jeff Lauck '18 and Matt LaRoche '17 Jeff: On November 6, the small town of Gettysburg will be swarmed by runners during the first ever Gettysburg Battlefield Marathon. The event has provoked heated discussion from many in the Civil ...
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An End to Slavery in the Confederacy: One of the Civil War’s Greatest "What-Ifs"

By Jeff Lauck '18 A few weeks ago one of our readers posted a comment on one of our blog posts asking for a “best guess” as to when slavery would have ended in the South had the Confederacy been ...
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A Connecticut Yankee in Jeff Davis’s Court

This post is part of a series featuring behind-the-scenes dispatches from our Pohanka Interns on the front lines of history this summer as interpreters, archivists, and preservationists. See here for the introduction to the series. By Jeffrey Lauck '18 For the past ten ...
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This Month in Civil War History: April 2016

By Jeff Lauck '18 Click the play button below in order to listen to “This Month in Civil War History.” You can also scroll down to read through the transcript if you would prefer to read it. This report is ...
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Find Your Park Friday: For the Love of Nature

By Jeff Lauck '18 The Civil War Institute will be celebrating the National Park Service Centennial this spring with its brand new “Find Your Park Friday” series. Inspired by the NPS #FindYourPark campaign, the series will challenge our fellows to share ...
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The Forgotten 150th: Why the Civil War Sesquicentennial is Far From Over

By Jeff Lauck '18 Last spring, my friends told me that it was the perfect time to get into Civil War reenacting. “The 150th is over,” they said, “No one is going to care about the Civil War anymore, so ...
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Our Reconciliationist Pastime: How Baseball Contributed to the Reunification of White America

By Jeff Lauck '18 As early as the 1850s, the game of baseball was being referred to as “our national game.” At a time when the nation was being ripped apart at the seams, it served as a relatively new ...
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CWI Fellows and Friends Hit Up Public History Conference

This past weekend, a number of Gettysburg College students attended the 2016 Annual Meeting of the National Council on Public History. We asked a few of the CWI Fellows to share their reflections on the event ...
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