Stonewall Jackson: Black Man’s Friend (Continued)

Update: Is Jackson’s dark complexion just an accident or is this an attempt to blur the racial line? If you didn’t know any better one might think that Confederate leaders were at the forefront of the civil rights movement.  Case in point is the popular and misunderstood story of Stonewall Jackson’s black Sunday School which…

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History Channel Does Reconstruction Right

Our tendency to distinguish between the Civil War and Reconstruction obscures the fact that fundamental questions of freedom, national identity, and citizenship were left unanswered. According to historian, Vernon Burton: At stake during the Civil War was the very existence of the United States. The bloodiest war in our history, the Civil War posed in…

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My You Have a Pretty Toe

Some of you know that the cover story for the April issue of Civil War Times will feature my article on Confederate military executions.  This is a project that I’ve had in the works for a couple of years, and although I am not finished thinking about the subject, I thought it might be worthwhile…

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