More Than a Thousand Hits

We have had more than eleven hundred hits on the site, and I see this as a significant milestone, especially considering the circumstances in which I find myself; because of my illness I cannot legally drive, and one of the things I wanted to do was go to Forbes Library at least a couple of times weekly to peruse the Hampshire Gazette to see how significant Civil War events such as battles, politics, and slavery/emancipation related matters were being covered, and viewed, locally. This was to have been a major component of this blog as well as announcing events such as last weekends Sesquicentennial Symposium at UMass with Eric Foner and David Blight. I hope I can do some of this’s, and I see this as a significant milestone, especially considering the circumstances in which I find myself; because of my illness I cannot legally drive, and one of the things I wanted to do was go to Forbes Library at least a couple of times a week to peruse the Hampshire Gazette to see how significant Civil War events such as battles, politics, and slavery/emancipation related matters were being covered, and viewed, locally. This was to have been a major component of this blog as well as announcing events ¬†such as last weekend’s Sesquicentennial Symposium at UMass ¬†with Eric Foner and David Blight. I do appreciate that it appears there are a lot of people going to the trouble of at least stopping by every day, and I hope they continue doing so. Thanks for the interest!

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About marcferguson

I teach history, including the American Civil War Era, as an Adjunct at American International College in Springfield, Ma. I also teach survey courses in U.S. history, Western Civilization, and World History, and have taught at other area colleges, including the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, and Holyoke Community College. While my academic background is in European History, my interest in the American Civil War began about a decade ago. Other areas of interest include Modernism, 20th century World Thought and Culture, The Rise of the West after 1400, 19th c. American Society and Culture, Central and Eastern European History and Culture, and Local History. I have in recent years cut back my teaching drastically in order to devote more time raising my kids (15 year old twins now), including working part-time at their elementary/middle school for the past 6 years, they are now launched and off to High School, and I plan to crank up my involvement in teaching history and local history projects, particularly in light of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial.
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One Response to More Than a Thousand Hits

  1. Chuck says:

    Thanks for the update, Marc. I hope that you will soon be able to do the research you planned, as it would be quite interesting to learn what you discovered.

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