Having a great time here in Milwaukee at the OAH/NCPH. I just finished participating in a lively roundtable discussion on the Civil War 150th. The participants covered a wide swath of the education and public history field and the topics ranged from how to engage the general public to shaping content on the Internet. Tomorrow morning I am giving a talk on teaching Civil War movies, which should be a lot of fun.
Between all the excitement I wanted to pass on my review of Glenn David Brasher’s new book,The Peninsula Campaign and the Necessity of Emancipation: African Americans and the Fight for Freedom that appeared today in the Atlantic.