The Future of Civil War History: Looking Beyond the 150th conference was a special anniversary event held at Gettysburg College from March 14-16, 2013. Jointly sponsored by the college’s Civil War Institute, the Gettysburg Foundation, and Gettysburg National Military Park, the conference drew approximately 450 attendees from all walks of the historical profession (academics, public historians, consultants, historic preservationists, etc.), as well as members of the general public.

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Discussing Emancipation with Visitors, William A. Blair, Jeremiah DeGennaro, Susanna Lee, Joseph McGill, Robert Hicks, Callie Hawkins, Anne E. Marshall, and Elizabeth Parnicza

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An Open Letter to the National Park Service, Peter S. Carmichael, Edward T. Linenthal, Tiya Miles, John Hennessy, John Latschar, and Anne Mitchell Whisnant

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Bridging the Nature/Culture Divide: Interpreting the Environmental History of the War, Brian Allen Drake, Megan Kate Nelson, Rebecca Conard, Philip Scarpino, Zachary Bolitho, Kathryn Shively Meier, and Lisa M. Brady

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Exploring the Civilian Experience at Civil War Sites, J. Matthew Gallman, Margaret Creighton, Bert Dunkerly, Jonathan Berkey, Jason Frawley, Ashley Whitehead Luskey, Kristen Treen, and Ernie Price

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Popular Misconceptions about Civil War Military History, Allen C. Guelzo, Scott Hartwig, Earl Hess, Troy Harman, and Jennifer Murray

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The Interpretive Possibilities of Pickett’s Charge, Scott Hartwig and Peter S. Carmichael

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Debating Battlefield Rehabilitation, John Latschar, Brian Black, Rob Pfaffmann, Ray Brown, Eric Mink, and James J. Broomall

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The Future of Civil War History, Brooks Simpson, Peter S. Carmichael, Amy Murrell Taylor, Nina Silber, and Aaron Sheehan-Dean

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How Can Civil War Sites Offer a Usable Past during a Time of War?, Cathy Stanton and Peter S. Carmichael

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Ghosts and Generals: Theatricality, Dark Tourism, and the Ghost Tour Industry, Jill Ogline Titus, David Glassberg, Robert Thompson, Glenn Gentry, and Richard Sharpley