Where are the Archival Sources?

Three books have been published on the battle of the Crater over the past two years and I have had the opportunity to review all of them.  I reviewed Alan […]

Having Trouble Viewing Civil War Memory?

I‘ve heard from a few people over the past few weeks that they are having trouble viewing Civil War Memory.  The problem seems to be with those of you who […]

A Visit to the Anne Frank House

I do not consider myself to be a religious person.  Yes, I was raised in a reformed Jewish household, but following my Bar Mitzvah I made a conscious decision to […]

A Civil War Title That is Too Good to be True

I was in the process of ordering Jeffrey McClurken’s new book on Amazon when I came across this hilarious book on Lincoln that is being published by Pelican Press.  The […]

I’m Moving to Amsterdam

It’s nice to be home, but I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t say that I am already missing Amsterdam.  In fact, I would love to spend a few more […]

John Stauffer and Sally Jenkins Respond

Update: Click here for Victoria Bynum’s third and final installment of her review of The State of Jones A few days ago I posted a link to Victoria Bynum’s two-part […]

Southern Heritage Meets Southern History

It’s such a breadth of fresh air to read this story in light of the recent attempts by the Sons of Confederate Veterans and other heritage groups to distort the […]

What I Am Not Saying About the Crater

I am putting the finishing stages on my essay which examines events that transpired at the conclusion of the fighting at the Crater.  In a recent post I suggested that […]

Trouble in the State of Jones

State of Jones historian and blogger, Vikki Bynum, is in the middle of a lengthy review [Part 1 – Part 2] of Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer’s new book, The […]