Ladies and Gentlemen, thecivilwarnow.com is a “Warp Blog” .
A “Warp Blog” is a blog that is written in the present, but concerns significant events from our past. Essentially “warping” you into that era allowing you to participate.
Here at thecivilwarnow.com, the “Warp Blog” focuses on the Civil War. It is as if we were Edward R. Murrow, 150 years ago, and you are “there” as a field reporter. For the next few years we will chronicle this ”War Between the States”.
If you are a professor/teacher, and would like to have your students submit an article, just add a comment and include your email address and/or contact information. We will get back with you as soon as possible.
Steve Hamrick is CEO of Hourglass LLC and has three decades of work in educational services. As the father of WARPBLOG he and his associates are trying to bring history alive and in a format that today’s students are use to using. This BLOG is written as if we had this technology 200 years ago. Each article is based in fact however it will only be the information that would have been availible at that time. For example the war of 1812 was called the “Late War” during the time of the war which was between 1812 and 1815. Steve’s pin name is Reynard Farmer his great grandfather.
Dr. James L. Senefeld is Professor of English at Columbia State Community College in Columbia, Tennessee. He is a graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He holds a B.S. degree in Literature and American History, graduate degrees in British Literature, with course work also in British and German History. Over the past three decades while he has lived in North Carolina and Tennessee, he has continued to pursue his favorite interests, 19th Century American history and literature. His ancestor born in Somerset, Kentucky in the 1770′s was Jacob C. Blacklidge, and in five generations this family moved from New York City, to Elizabeth, New Jersey, to Mocksville, North Carolina, to Somerset, Kentucky, and to Metamora, Indiana in 1811. He thinks it is fitting to have Jacob C. Blacklidge pursue a career as a journalist, which he was unable to do on the Indiana frontier.