Frequently Asked Questions

How can I become a topic author?

If you believe you are qualified to author a Topic for the Essential Civil War Curriculum please contact us at [email protected] or use the Contact Us feature on the website navigation bar. Tell us why you are qualified to author the Topic of your choice.

See also the News Item Topic Authors Wanted.

When I click on some topics why do I see a message "No resource for this topic"?

Not all Topics are completed.

Completed topics appear at the top of the list of topics under each letter in light blue and underlined. Topics in black have not been completed.

Please see the Printer Friendly List of Topics on the home page to understand which topics have been completed. All other topics are available for qualified Civil War scholars to author.

Our Board of Historians have completed their Topics as an example and to set a standard. Over the course of the Civil War sesquicentennial we expect that other Civil War scholars will choose to make a contribution to the Essential Civil War Curriculum one of their sesquicentennial projects and help us populate it completely by the end of the sesquicentennial.

When you revisit the site you can see a list of topics completed by month in the News & Articles box on the home page to determine what is new since your last visit.

What can I do if I believe an essential topic is missing?

First try searcing the website using the search function on the home page and use a variety of key words which you associate with the topic you are interested in.

If you still believe the topic is not covered please email us at [email protected] or use the Contact Us function on the menu bar on the website to let us know what you think is missing.

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