Five Forks Bound

I‘ve never been to the Five Forks battlefield.  Luckily for me, today I am spending the day with two historians who know the battlefield well.  See you on Wednesday with […]

Obama Honors All Veterans

It’s reasonable to wonder how the public discourse might have been different had James Loewen and Edward Sebesta bypassed the ridiculous idea of petitioning the president not to place a […]

Is This What James Longstreet Meant?

A historian friend of mine recently decided that he needs to add another 22 ft of shelf space to his library.  To achieve this he decided to unload some back […]

Trouble on the Horizon for LSU Press?

There has been some Online chatter about the future of LSU Press.  The Chronicle of Higher Education recently reported that the state is planning major budget cuts for the school, […]

Earl Ijames’s Silence is Deafening

I have to admit that I am just a little surprised and disappointed that we haven’t heard from Earl Ijames in response to my most recent post.  If you remember, […]

David Herbert Donald (1920-2009)

Today I learned that we’ve lost one of the great Civil War/Lincoln scholars of the last 50 years.  One of the first books I read back in 1995, that started […]