Webinar on Confederate Iconography, March 28

On March 28 I will take part in a webinar sponsored by the American Association for State and Local History on the ongoing controversy surrounding Confederate monuments and iconography. This […]

You Just Might Be a Racist If…

The video below was uploaded just this morning. I have no idea where it was filmed. In fact, it doesn’t really matter whether it was filmed in Mississippi or Maine. […]

Let Me Know When the Slaves Arrive in the North

Nate Parker’s movie about Nat Turner’s Rebellion, The Birth of a Nation, caused quite a buzz at last month’s Sundance Film Festival. The success of recent Hollywood films such as […]

Does James Longstreet Deserve a Monument?

This past Wednesday Charles Lane authored an opinion piece for The Washington Post that called for a monument to be erected in New Orleans to Confederate General James Longstreet. The […]

Arrived at “Mercy Street”

Last night PBS aired the first episode of its Civil War drama, Mercy Street. As some of you know I had a chance to preview the first season (6 episodes).  […]