Arrived at “Mercy Street”

Last night PBS aired the first episode of its Civil War drama, Mercy Street. As some of you know I had a chance to preview the first season (6 episodes).  […]

Teaching Research at the AAS

I recently sat down with my good friend, Megan Kate Nelson, to talk about my recent experience teaching the American Studies Seminar at the American Antiquarian Society for the SCWH’s […]

Free State of Jones: Official Trailer

It’s here. The first trailer for “Free State of Jones” starring Matthew McConaughey is now available and it looks incredible. The movie is based on Victoria Bynum’s excellent book, The […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 03/01

Patrick Breen, The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt (Oxford University Press, 2015). Gary Gallagher and Joan Waugh, The American War: A […]

How To Interpret a $35 Nylon Confederate Flag

The controversy surrounding the removal of the Confederate battle flag on South Carolina’s State House grounds continues. A number of public officials and other concerned citizens have expressed frustration over […]

Merry Confederate Christmas 2015

This Mort Kunstler print is titled, “How Real Soldiers Live,” but it is begging for a caption. Have at it. Wishing all of you Happy Holidays and a very Happy […]