You may remember that Megan Kate Nelson and I are co-editing a special edition of Common-place on the Civil War Sesquicentennial, which should be published in early 2014. We just finished getting together our list of contributors and it looks awesome. We’ve covered a great deal of ground from how the war is being taught in the classroom to interpretation in museums as well as how the war is being commemorated across the country and beyond. This issue is going to have a little bit for everyone interested in this important subject.
Here is our list of contributors as of today:
- Chris Lese, Teaching Civil War Memory in the Classroom
- John Hennessy, Public History and Memory at the NPS
- Ari Kelman, Native Americans, the West and Civil War Memory
- Frances Clarke, War Memory as a Global Phenomenon
- Carrie Janney, commemoration and reconciliation
- Matt Hulbert, memories of guerrilla warfare (Missouri)
- Manisha Sinha, abolitionism and memory
- Adam Arenson, on going back to the battlefield
- Judy Giesberg on Emilie Davis and digital memory
- Anne Marshall on Lincoln in Kentucky
- Steve Berry—Introduction
- Andrew Talkov–museums
Megan and I seem to be getting along like a monkey and an organ grinder. It’s still unclear as to which roles we are playing.