Overview of Crater Manuscript

I am at the beginning stages of the final chapter of my book manuscript on postwar commemorations and memory of the Battle of the Crater. The final chapter will bring the analysis of memory up to the present day– specifically to the release of the movie Cold Mountain. Here is a brief overview of the Read more

Peer Review

It’s been an interesting past few months in the area of article preparation. The first is a piece on William Mahone’s postwar political career and its connection to his legacy as a Confederate general will appear in a few weeks in the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. The second is an article on postwar Read more

Kentucky Struggles With Identity

Here is another article that proceeds on the assumption that southern identity is a simple question about whether you perceive yourself as a “rebel” or “yankee”? From the article: “I have no other aspirations than to live what my heritage is,” said David “Butch” Chaltas, a schoolteacher [oh my, he’s a teacher] in Appalachian Kentucky Read more