Civil War Era Studies
A friend who is planning a pie-in-the-sky conference (about which I'm super excited) texted me today with a quick question. "Who would be a good 'Historian of the Future?'" he asked, adding the bonus that I could dream big. "Money no object," the next text read.
I was at a loss for a few minutes. Who is the historian of the future? Who is trying to visualize that skill-set, categorize that life, read the trends of the past and plot the course of history yet to come? [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M. "Only Hindsight: Where are the Historian Futurists?." Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public (October 22, 2013).