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 […]

Black Confederate Movement “Demented”

This weekend the University of Virginia’s Miller Center will begin airing their “Our American Forum” interview with Gary Gallagher on public TV stations across the country. The Center has uploaded […]

From Blog to Book

Update: Within thirty minutes of posting I was contacted by the editor of a major university press: “Let’s talk.” I take this as a positive sign. Stay tuned. The other […]

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: […]

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, […]