Ron Maxwell’s Arlington Speech

The History News Network has posted Ron Maxwell’s recent address at the Confederate cemetery at Arlington.  He starts off with the right tone, but unfortunately, toward the end he was […]

John Brown’s Pikes

For some reason John Brown is back in the news of late with a specific focus on his continuing legacy as well as the pikes or spears that were to […]

The Future of the Confederate Flag

My recent post on the unveiling of another large Confederate flag in Tennessee generated a number of comments.  It’s an emotional issue on all sides and it is unlikely that […]

Dimitri Rotov Historiography

I just wanted to take a moment to thank Dimitri Rotov for setting us straight on Civil War historiography: Agitating against “Lost Cause” historiography invites one into a fantasy struggle […]