Gods and Generals for My Wife

I’ve always had trouble explaining to my wife this nation’s fascination with the Civil War. I am hoping this will help.

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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5 comments… add one
  • Craig L. Sep 10, 2012 @ 0:27

    I’m still looking for someone fluent in German and willing to critique my translations of three Civil War poems by an “achtundvierziger” whose Northern States regiment occupied Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas.

  • Michaela Levin Sep 8, 2012 @ 18:03

    I love the last scene: “By the way Sir, you can participate in OUR holy war. The Bush government expresses its gratitude in advance.” And General Stonnenwoll Jacksonson: “Damn it, I could have been the greatest Northern States killer and racist of all times, if the war hadn’t ended already.”

  • Lyle Smith Sep 8, 2012 @ 8:02

    They should have made a parody about Gettysburg called, “Run Germans, Run”.

  • James F. Epperson Sep 7, 2012 @ 13:59

    Good luck!

  • Scott A. MacKenzie Sep 7, 2012 @ 13:44

    I fights mit Siegel!

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