Yankee History Teachers Go South

In February 2011 a group of teachers, accompanied by Dr. John Stauffer of Harvard University, flew from Boston to Memphis, TN and from there traveled by bus through the South […]

The Last Battle of the Civil War?

Today marks the 50th anniversary of campus violence at Ole Miss over the admission of James Meredith. NPR interview with Meredith Photographs from Ole Miss Special Collections Interpretation by James […]

We Are a Whole New Generation

Yesterday I posted a video on the Civil War Memory Facebook page about the recent controversy in Jacksonville, Florida concerning Nathan Bedford Forrest High School.  The short documentary tells the […]

Ta-Nahesi Coates’s Civil War Memory

It’s nice to see that Ta-Nahesi Coates’s contribution to the The Atlantic’s special Civil War issue is getting so much attention.  It nicely sums up why I am now a […]

Andrew and Silas Chandler Remained Life Long Friends

The vast majority of black Confederate accounts on the Internet follow a well-worn narrative.  First, we are somehow to believe that servants/slaves volunteered to accompany their owners to war and […]

Mongolian Slaves in America?

Update: 50 Cent learns more about the history of slavery and South Carolina during Reconstruction. Rapper 50 Cent and MTV recently revealed a clip from his upcoming Rock Doc titled […]

But Will They Come To the Battlefields?

I am beginning to think about what I am going to say next Saturday at North Carolina State University for their symposium on the Civil War and public history. My […]