Eric Foner on Lincoln and American Slavery

The first part of this interview is quite interesting as Foner reflects on his personal background and its influence on his scholarship.   His new book on Lincoln and slavery is […]

Rhode Island Civil War Round Table

Tomorrow I have the honor of presenting a talk to the Rhode Island Civil War Round Table as part of their annual gala dinner.  Historian Mark Dunkelman was kind enough […]

Acquisitions, 10/20 + Another Book by Earl Hess

Earl Hess’s productivity over the past five years is nothing short of mind-boggling.  Imagine my surprise when UNC Press mailed me the latest in their Littlefield History of the Civil […]

Black Confederates in the Digital Age

Those of you interested in how the evolution of digital technology has transformed the writing and publication of history will want to check out Writing History in the Digital Age, […]

Acquisitions, 10/16

My reading has been all over the place of late.  The only book that I’ve completed in this list is Thomas’s new study of the railroad.  I highly recommend this […]

A Quick Thanks

Just wanted to take a minute to thank those of you who have purchased Civil War books through the Amazon sidebar widget and my new Civil War Memory library/store, which […]

A Manuscript Gets a Cover

Even with all the work I’ve put into this project over the past few years, it’s funny how seeing the cover for the first time can finally make its impending […]

On the Black Confederate Front

Why African Americans will never accept the black Confederate myth: “If, for example, one managed to change the curriculum in all the schools so that Negroes learned more about themselves […]