Who Was “Ten Cent Bill” Yopp?

One of my biggest complaints about the many stories about so-called “black Confederates” is that the authors in question have almost no interest in doing serious research.  Most of the […]

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: […]

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 […]

Will Greene’s Civil War Petersburg

I know I promised to stay away until January, but I don’t really consider this to be a violation of my blogging hiatus.  My review of Will Greene’s book, Civil […]

See You Next Year

It’s time for a little break.  I need to see a man about finishing an essay and a book manuscript.  Enjoy the Holidays!

Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party

[Hat-Tip to Religion in American History] “In this comedy of political values Honest Abe’s home town puts a teacher on trial for asking ‘Was Lincoln Gay?’ Told in three acts […]

Teaching Civil War Memory

Today is the first day of the new trimester and I am once again teaching a course on Civil War Memory.  I have two sections with a total of 12 […]