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Getting In Touch with the Civil War: An Interview with Jason Phillips

By Ashley Whitehead Luskey Over the course of this year, we’ll be interviewing some of the speakers from the upcoming 2019 CWI conference about their talks. Today we are speaking with Jason Phillips, Eberly Family Professor of Civil War Studies ...
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Review: Calculus of Violence

By Cameron Sauers '21 The Calculus of Violence: How Americans Fought the Civil War Aaron Sheehan-Dean ISBN: 9780674984226 Harvard University Press $35.00 It seems counterintuitive to imagine the bloodiest conflict in American history being worse, but Sheehan-Dean argues that the ...
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Gettysburg Heartthrobs: the 10 Most Attractive Officers

By Cameron Sauers '21 Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author. They do not reflect the position of the Civil War Institute, nor of all CWI Fellows or Civil War enthusiasts. While the ...
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Digital-Lee Archived: An Interview with Colin Woodward

By Ashley Whitehead Luskey Over the course of this year, we’ll be interviewing some of the speakers from the upcoming 2019 CWI Conference about their talks. Today we are speaking with Colin Woodward, historian and editor of the Lee Family ...
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“Borne Back Ceaselessly into the Past”: Fitzgerald’s Forgotten Civil War Literature

By Cameron Sauers '21 “So, we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” These are the brilliant last lines of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, lines that speak to the fallibility of Gatsby’s ...
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