Civil War Culture

Update: The interview went well and should air this weekend. Thanks to those of you who left comments or emailed me. I am disappointed that Newt didn't call in. Oh well. This morning I will be a guest on Studio 360 with Kurt Anderson to discuss my review of Newt Gingrich's Civil War novel, The [...]

Back in September I responded to the first part of a multi-post essay by Edward Sebesta concerning the Museum of the Confederacy.  A few weeks back Sebesta responded on his blog.  I admit that characterizing Sebesta's essay as a "rant" was a poor choice of words, but I maintain that it is a poorly researched [...]

Ta-Nahesi Coates has some interesting things to say about my Gingrich review at The Atlantic.  This particular passage caught my eye: This pattern those sympathetic to the Confederacy acknowledging the sacrifice and honor of black soldiers is relatively new. Kevin's right that it's often tied into a hesitancy to see the Confederacy as it really was. But [...]

It looks like the latest issue of Civil War Times magazine is now available at your local newsstand.  As I mentioned last week the issue features my co-written essay with Myra Chandler Sampson on Silas Chandler.  We intended the piece to challenge some of the more popular assumptions surrounding Silas's relationship to Andrew as well [...]