Re: Union Army Data and the Historical Urban Ecological GIS Data Set

I've worked with this material, which I believe is an invaluable source on ordinary soldiers, especially because it allows you to trace veterans over decades via their pension rolls. I think it's a shame that historians haven't made more use of it (so far its mostly been economists and demographers).

African American Civil War Soldiers

We'd like to announce the launch of a new crowd-sourcing transcription project, African American Civil War Soldiers. We are building a comprehensive database of the estimated 200,000 soldiers who fought for their freedom in the American Civil War. We are currently transcribing the soldiers military records and hope to later include the pension records of surviving veterans.

Union Army Data and the Historical Urban Ecological GIS Data Set

At the Southern Historical Association’s 2016 meeting, as I shambled by booksellers—sluggish from both a lack of coffee and a need for more coffee—I encountered a table about Union Army Data and the Historical Urban Ecological GIS Data Set. Though the website (http://uadata.org/) indicates that Robert W. Fogel initiated the project through a 1992 grant, it remained under my radar until the SHA meeting.  

So I must ask:

Has anyone done much work with this material? If not why?

Would anyone be interested in using the data?

Searching for a co-author

I am looking for a co-author for a book project I have been working on for several years: the topic is notions of evil (Satan, hell, devils) in various facets of the Civil War and Reconstruction. I have significant materials, and have published several essays on this topic, but I am hoping to create something new and vibrant. If you have interest in this topic and would consider working with me, please send me an email with your interest: eblum@mail.sdsu.edu

Edward J. Blum

Professor of history, San Diego State University

[APPLY] NEH Summer Institute, The Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center will host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university faculty in July 2018 on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath.  Applications to participate will be accepted via mail, e-mail, and our online application system until March 1, 2018.

Call for Applicants: NEH Summer Institute, The Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center will host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university faculty in July 2018 on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath.  Applications to participate will be accepted via mail, e-mail, and our online application system until March 1, 2018.

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