Some Thoughts About the ASALH

As I wait for my flight back to Boston I wanted to share a little bit about my experience this weekend in Richmond at the ASALH.  First and foremost, I […]

ASALH 2011

It’s really nice to be back in Virginia, even if it is just for a few days.  I started the day off with a morning run along the beautiful Canal […]

Then Buster Kilrain Arrived…

This is what happens when you bring together the University of Maryland’s School of Business and the Gettysburg Foundation.  Additional tours explore the Crater and the challenges associated with hostile […]

Honoring Silas Chandler’s Memory

Next week PBS’s History Detectives will air an episode on the famous image of Andrew and Silas Chandler.  We anticipate that this episode will help to correct some of the […]

Civil War Remembrance 2.0

Fifty years ago Americans emerged from the Civil War Centennial with a collective narrative that fit neatly into a pervasive Cold War culture.  Though slightly bloodied and bruised this narrative […]

Servant or Soldier?

While modern day Lost Cause advocates of the black Confederate myth overwhelmingly refer to these men as soldiers, their preferred narrative falls right out of a late nineteenth-century fascination with […]