E-Article on the Valley of the Shadow

Just a quick follow-up to yesterday’s post on the Valley of the Shadow. You may be interested in an article based on the Valley project written by Ed Ayers and […]

My Research

I am currently working on two book-length projects. The first is an analysis of postwar commemorations and memory of the battle of the Crater, which was fought in Petersburg, Virginia […]

Valley of the Shadow

No doubt many of you are familiar with the Valley of the Shadow, which is an online database created by Edward L. Ayers and maintained by the University of Virginia’s, […]

Civil War 101 — Day 2

Just one more comment regarding the silliness that is masquerading as serious Civil War debate over in the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star. One of the most common arguments (if one can […]

Civil War 101

I decided to follow up Thursday’s post on the debate in the Fredericksburg paper regarding the cause of the war. This is a great example of the sloppiness that passes […]

What Caused the War? [ad nauseum]

Over on you will find a link to the recent debate in the Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star on the cause of the war. You will find on both sides of the […]

R.I.P. Civil War Roundtables

I just received my mailing for the upcoming meeting of the Charlottesville Civil War Roundtable. This month’s speaker is Michael W. Kauffman who just published a new book on John […]

Finally, a Decent Textbook

The toughest challenge as a high school teacher is finding an appropriate textbook for the survey course in American history. I teach both the survey course and Advanced Placement courses. […]

The Fall of Richmond

It wasn’t too long ago that the statue of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad placed in Richmond at the Tredegar Museum caused such a rucous. The argument from the […]

A Response to Dimitri Rotov – Part 1

As I stated in my opening message, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed browsing on a daily basis the blog maintained by Dimitri Rotov. He represents the kind of reader that I easily […]