Dear Amanda

As many of you know there are certain people that are not allowed to comment on this site.  You are free to disagree with what I write here, but I…

Was/Is Secession Constitutional?

Please don’t hold your breath for an answer to this question.  To be honest, I don’t really have any interest in debating it nor do I really care whether secession…

The Last Word

On this final day of 2011 I thought I would hand things over to you.  What stands out in your Civil War memory from the past year and what are…

Best of 2011

A Sad Note This Holiday Season has been particularly difficult for my former colleagues and students and the close knit community that is the St. Anne’s – Belfield School in…

The Education of Eric Jacobson

Over the past few weeks I’ve taken a front seat to an interesting debate between Eric Jacobson and the members of the Southern Heritage Preservation Group.  Eric is the historian…