American Presidents on Robert E. Lee

Last night at a political rally in Ohio President Donald Trump veered off into another one of his confusing tangents in American history, specifically the Civil War. The man could […]

From Virginia to Vermont

Just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone at UVA’s Nau Center for Civil War History for hosting me earlier this week. I thoroughly enjoyed talking with their graduate […]

Neo-Confederates Move to Vermont

While everyone else is sharing a few laughs over last night’s Kavanaugh Hearing Cold Open on Saturday Night Live, I wanted to highlight this little gem. Enjoy.  Speaking of […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 09/30

John B. Boles, Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty (Basic Books, 2017). Joan Cashin, War Stuff: The Struggle for Human and Environmental Resources in the American Civil War (Cambridge University Press, […]

Smithsonian Misinterprets Famous Civil War Image

This past week I requested that the famous image of Andrew and Silas Chandler grace the cover of my forthcoming book, Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent […]

Sights and Sounds from Charlottesville

This past Saturday I co-led a tour of Charlottesville’s Confederate monuments with Dr. Jalane Schmidt of UVA. We started at the slave auction marker on Courthouse Square before stopping at […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 09/13

William W. Freehling, Becoming Lincoln (University Press of Virginia, 2018). Joanne B. Freeman, The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, […]