Say It Isn’t So

It’s difficult to imagine what aspects of the Civil War that Ron Maxwell has yet to butcher. Stay tuned.

Gary Gallagher on the Spring of 1864

On May 7 Gary Gallagher delivered a lecture on the war in 1864 at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond. Those of you familiar with Gallagher’s work won’t find anything […]

What’s In a Number?

There’s been a lot of talk lately about numbers, specifically in assessing the number of Civil War dead. J. David Hacker’s essay “A Census-Based Count of the Civil War Dead” […]

“In Memory We Trust”

Allison Gillingham is working on an M.A. Thesis that tracks what Americans from different generations and ethnic backgrounds believe about the Civil War. The interviews are being posted on Vimeo […]

The Rise of the West During the Sesquicentennial

I’ve been upfront in my conviction that it is too early to write off the overall impact of the sesquicentennial. We ought to resist drawing uninformed comparisons with the centennial […]