John C. Waugh, in the moment
Essential Civil War Curriculum
The Essential Civil War Curriculum is a sesquicentennial project of the Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech. It consists of a vast array of essays on various aspects of the Civil War being written by a stable of Civil War historians. Jack has written three essays for the project — “20 Good Reasons to Study the Civil War,” “The Compromise of 1850” and “Election of 1864” — now available on www.essentialcivilwarcurriculum.com.
Direct links to Jack's essays:
History News Network (Internet), April 28, 2008, The Five Years that Made Lincoln President
US News, February 12, 2009, Abraham Lincoln, an Everyman Who Saved a Nation
The Washington Times, June 30, 2010, McClellan and McChrystal