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How often do we hear from certain quarters about the overwhelming bias among so-called liberal academics who stifle free-thinking and use their classrooms as bully pulpits? Most of these claims […]
I can’t wait to sink my teeth into Michael Burlingame’s Abraham Lincoln: A Life (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008). Stay tuned for my “Best of 2008” list.
I heard about this during my presentation at Fredericksburg this past Sunday. The day before re-enactors from the 28th Massachusetts and the 47th Virginia marked the 146th anniversary of the […]
Not convinced? Just check out the cover of the latest issue, which announce that R.E. Lee “favored slavery and fought like hell to keep it.” Well, serious students have known […]
It finally hit me early yesterday morning why I felt just a little uncomfortable about giving the commemorative talk on the Fredericksburg battlefield. I am used to addressing audiences – […]
Today I am giving the keynote address as part of a ceremony commemorating the 146th anniversary of the battle of Fredericksburg. Thanks to my friend and fellow historian John Hennessy […]
David Blight’s lectures for his survey course on the Civil War and Reconstruction are now available for your viewing pleasure as part of Yale University’s “Open Courses” program. The course […]
Looks like a group of Confederate reenactors were told by event organizers in Smithfield, Virginia that while they will be allowed to march in an upcoming parade, they will not […]
On Wednesday Clint Schemmer, of the Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star, interviewed me about my upcoming talk on Sunday. I did my best to give him a taste of some of the themes […]