Monthly Archives: July 2011

Grappling with Slavery and the War

Source: One of the central themes of this blog is that Emancipation, while not initially the reason the federal government opposed secession and went to war to prevent it, was the most important legacy of the Civil War (and as … Continue reading

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Upcoming Civil War Related Talks

Chicopee Public Library, Chicopee Mass. Civil War Speaker Series: Steve Jendrysik     July 26, 2011, 6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM Contact: Reference Desk   413-594-1800 x108 Chicopee’s City Historian speaks about Chicopee’s involvement in the Civil War, as well as … Continue reading

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First Battle of Manassas/Bull Run

A couple of days ago, the first significant Civil War battle reenactment began, with the First Manassas. Civil War enthusiastists, reenactors, and some historians flocked to this event: Manassas for this event: The First major military encounter of the … Continue reading

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New Housatonic Heritage Trail in Honor of the 54th Mass.

“NEW HERITAGE TRAIL TO HONOR THE MEN OF THE 54TH MASSACHUSETTS “GLORY” REGIMENT “A Part Of The Lift Ev’ry Voice Festival” “The 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment Trail, which honors the famous Civil War regiment of African Americans from this … Continue reading

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Teaching the Civil War – Civil War Trust

Regional Teacher Institute: Boston, Massachusetts October 8-9, 2011 Boston, Massachusetts Though not in Western Mass, this will be of interest to teachers in our area: “After ten years of hosting an Annual Teacher Institute, the Trust has decided to expand … Continue reading

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Emily Dickinson and the Civil War

While Emily Dickinson is generally viewed as a recluse, who shielded herself from the world and created her poetry from her own private world, this view has been increasingly challenged. It is now pretty well accepted that the Civil War … Continue reading

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“Experiencing the Civil War” Exhibit at Skinner Museum “‘Experiencing the Civil War,’ which opens Wednesday, was created as a project for a museum studies class taught by David Glassberg, a UMass history professor. “As he visited the museum the other day to look over the results of … Continue reading

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