For the Sake of Serenity

I think Gary Gallagher makes a pretty good case for why black soldiers were not present at the Grand Review in Washington D.C. in May 1865.  He argues that their […]

Some Thoughts About Indexing

Thanks to those of you who offered suggestions on how to go about indexing a book.  Yesterday I finished with a first pass over the manuscript.  While I certainly have […]

Indexing Tips

Well, I just finished reading through the page proofs for my Crater book.  Now all that stands between me and a finished book is the index.  I have the formatting […]

The American Civil War: Legacies For Our Own Time

To commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and Emancipation, the Gilder Lehrman Center’s 2012 David Brion Davis Lectures on the History of Slavery, Race, and Their Legacies features a […]

Do You Trust Those Lost Causers?

I recently offered some brief thoughts about Robert K. Krick’s concerns about historians, who are supposedly weary of Confederate memoirs.  While I focused my remarks on a specific claim made […]