A Civil War Marketing Meme that Needs to Go

I was recently checking out some new titles on Amazon and came across Steve Woodworth’s forthcoming study of the western theater titled, Decision in the Heartland: The Civil War in […]

Review of Still Standing: The Stonewall Jackson Story

In the introduction to his biography, The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson, historian Bernard Bailyn briefly examines how distance from the historical event under analysis shapes the interpretation. According to Bailyn, […]

Is This Republic Suffering?

No doubt there are a few of you out there who are making your way through Drew G. Faust’s new book, This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil […]

Shelby Foote on Civil War Entertainment

Here is Shelby Foote’s short comment at the end of The Civil War by Ken Burns on what I call Civil War Entertainment: We think that we are a wholly […]