Interesting read. Take a look.
part one of a four-part interview
What’s the future of Civil War history? That’s the question very much on the mind of Dr. James Broomall these days.
Broomall—or “Jim,” as we call him around here at ECW—is the director of the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War (GTMC) and an assistant professor of history at Shepherd University. He’s also a member of ECW’s “Engaging the Civil War” series with Southern Illinois University Press.
Jim recently co-edited a special issue of the journal Civil War History that addressed the topic of the future of Civil War history. The journal sprang from a conference hosted in March of 2013 by Gettysburg College and co-sponsored by the Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park.
Over the next few days, I’ll share a conversation I had with Jim about the journal, the conference it sprang from, and…
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