The Death of Robert E. Lee

It’s been a strange experience teaching the history and memory of Lee to my two Civil War Memory sections.  We are going to spend at least 10 days with Lee […]

When Did the Civil War Start?

Dimitri Rotov seems to be perplexed over what is being billed as the first major event of Virginia’s Civil War sesquicentennial commemoration.  Since I am on the advisory board for […]

Digging for Robert E. Rodes

At some point in the next few weeks I am going to have an opportunity to rummage through an attic.  You may be thinking to yourself, “big deal”, but what […]

Discovering Reconstruction

I am doing quite a bit of reading over this holiday break. One of the books I am making my way through is Capitol Men by Philip Dray. The book […]

Goodbye Cumberland House

I assume that a struggling economy is going make life difficult for a number of small publishers, not to mention the major publishing houses.  Cumberland House looks like it is […]

Blog Talk Radio

Ever since I first heard “Wolfman Jack” on the radio I’ve harbored a deep desire to host my own radio program. Now with Blog Talk Radio anyone can host their […]