A Black Confederate Flashback

Yesterday I spent some time working on the section of my black Confederate book that deals with the 2010 Virginia textbook controversy involving author Joy Masoff. I am sure most […]

New To the Civil War Memory Library, 03/21

Michael C.C. Adams, Living Hell: The Dark Side of the Civil War (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). Shauna Devine, Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of […]

Carry Me Back to Old Virginny

Thanks to Patrick Schroeder of the National Park Service and David Coles of Longwood University for inviting me to take part in their Civil War seminar this weekend in Farmville, […]

Misplaced Massacre Wins Bancroft Prize

The judges for the 2014 Bancroft Prize could not have selected a better book this year. I’ve been raving about Ari Kelman’s A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling over the Memory of […]

Why We Need Professional Historians

Last night Judge Andrew Napolitano returned to The Daily Show a week after Stewart’s segment in which he critiqued some of the judge’s most problematic claims about Lincoln and the […]

Now That’s A Book I Want To Read

I don’t know when this interview with Gary Gallagher took place, but this little comment caught my attention in response to the question of where further research is most needed. […]

Can Women Talk About Civil War Military History?

Update: Producer/director Chris Wheeler responds to this post. The good folks at Great Divide Pictures were kind enough to send me a complimentary copy of their forthcoming series, Civil War: […]