Celebrating Revisionist History

“[T]he enemy of Civil War history is everything people think they know about the conflict.” — Ed Ayers. Thanks to everyone for the emails and comments about my most recent […]

The U.S. in U.S. Grant

Thanks to Scott Mackenzie for sending along the following notice from the New York Times, which was published on July 19, 1863. At a torchlight procession in Belleville, Illinois, last […]

The Classroom Calls

A year ago this month I learned that my wife and I would be moving to Boston at the end of the school year.  Rather than scramble to secure a […]