Understanding the Civil War
Thanks to Brooks Simpson for posting his remarks from the Annual Meeting of the Organization of American Historians. [Check out Rick Shenkman’s report from the meeting.] Brooks briefly explores how we conceptualize the scope of Civil War military history and its connection to broader issues of strategy, politics, race along with questions of how wartime reconstruction shaped reunion. See the three-part series here: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. It also represents a nice example of how academic historians can use blogging to reach a broader audience.