Over at Bull Runnings, Harry Smeltzer’s operating a survey, and it offers an interesting opportunity to learn something about readership and expectations. You see, Harry’s concerned about the future of Civil War history, too. Indeed, not long ago he spoke on the topic “The Future of Civil War History From a Slightly Different Point of View” to an audience in North Carolina. Here’s his picture of that audience:
Now he’s offering two polls (perhaps with more to come … I’ll keep you updated) to survey the opinion of his blog’s readers.
Poll question number one: “How do you think most people will learn about the American Civil War period?”
Poll question number two: “From whom do you think most people will learn about the American Civil War period?”
You might want to visit Harry’s blog to cast your vote. In the interest of gathering even more information, I’ve decided to offer the same polls here (perhaps our audiences are different, even if there is overlap).
I admit I might have cast these polls differently, but that’s a different discussion, and besides there is merit in simply presenting the same poll in two different places.