Dimitri Rotov Historiography

I just wanted to take a moment to thank Dimitri Rotov for setting us straight on Civil War historiography: Agitating against “Lost Cause” historiography invites one into a fantasy struggle […]

Do You Want Richard Dreyfuss Teaching Your Kids?

It’s hard to take issue with someone who is passionate about the teaching of civics and American history in our classrooms.  Apparently, actor-turned activist, Richard Dreyfuss even took a few […]

Two Thousand Maniacs

An entire town bathed in pulsing human blood from madmen crazed for carnage! The 2000 Maniacs of a small Southern town celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Civil War by […]

David Blight on the Civil War Sesquicentennial

In the following commentary published in the Chronicle of Higher Education, David Blight reflects on the first major event of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, which took place in Richmond, Virginia […]

A Step Too Far

Those of you who have followed the coverage involving a petition by James Loewen and Edward Sebesta asking Barack Obama to end the practice of sending a wreath to the […]

Which South Do I Supposedly Hate?

Every once in a while I like to share the love that comes my way.  It is striking just how many of these emails revolve around the same silly points.  […]

Five Forks

Luckily the rain held off long enough for an enjoyable tour of the Five Forks battlefield with historians Keith Bohannon and Peter Carmichael.  We concentrated mainly in the area along […]