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American Civil War

College on the Move Q&A: A living and public history trip through the Southeast

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Editor’s Note: How can students get valuable study abroad experience at home? John R. Legg, an Affiliate Editor with History@Work and PhD student at George Mason University, interviews Dr. Niels Eichhorn about a public history-oriented domestic study trip that introduced students to American Revolution, Civil War, and Civil Rights-era historical sites around the Southeast. Read More

Hartford’s hidden histories

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Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of pieces focused on Hartford and its regional identity which will be posted before and during the NCPH Annual Meeting in Hartford, Connecticut in March.

Growing up in eastern Connecticut, my thoughts of Hartford were a mix of positives and negatives. Read More

Pennsylvania’s hallowed ground: A role for historic preservation

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Editor’s note: This post continues a series commemorating the anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act by examining a past article published in The Public Historian, describing its significance and relating it to contemporary conversations in historic preservation. 

The saga of the Locust Grove Cemetery, an African American burial ground in the small borough of Shippensburg, is one that is repeated across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Read More