Selling Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest made a fortune selling slaves before the war. So, isn’t it fitting that the final act in the changing of the name of Forrest Park in Memphis, […]

Upcoming Talks (March 2014)

Just a quick reminder that I will be speaking in the following places this month. On March 15 I will be speaking, along with Stephen Engel, Gordon Rhea, Eric Wittenberg, […]

Counting at Andersonville

It’s easy to be seduced by the latest use of technology in our museums and other historic sites to get across the Civil War experience and the human cost. They […]

Jon Stewart Nails Andrew Napolitano

Bonus: And don’t forget this Jon Stewart classic from a few years ago. Anyone who believes that American slavery was on the decline on the eve of the Civil War […]

William T. Sherman: Man of the Year

No doubt, many will shudder in revulsion after hearing of such an honor. For a select group their anger will overflow with rage when they learn that the title was […]

What Budweiser Does to Civil War Memory

This little rant starts out over the controversy in Georgia surrounding the sale of SCV vanity license plates, but quickly blossoms into a full-blown interpretation of the Civil War era […]

A Hate Crime Against Confederate Descendants

A couple of days ago an unfortunate incident occurred at the University of Mississippi. Apparently, two men placed a noose and a 2003 Georgia State flag on the James Meredith […]

From the State Flag to Your Car’s Exhaust

It’s one of those stories that fires up interest groups on both sides of the Confederate flag debate as well as the mainstream media, which can’t get enough of it. […]