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 […]

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, […]