Civil War Sesquicentennial

And the Struggle Continues

Perhaps Tripp Lewis of the Virginia Flaggers is trying to get a head start on what will hopefully become an annual contest over at Brooks Simpson’s Crossroads blog of the…

He Survived Slavery

I wasn’t going to say anything when this story first appeared. How many black Confederate induction ceremonies are necessary to share. This is the first one to appear in the…

Has H.K. Edgerton Gone off the Deep End?

H.K. Edgerton is known for irrational outbursts, but never before has he managed to string together so many back-to-back. You decide. According to Edgerton, a school official on Wednesday tried…

Solomon Northup: Farmer

I read Solomon Northrup’s personal account of slaverylong enough ago that I decided to pick it up again in light of having seen the movie. It’s hard not to be…

When In Doubt, Bring in H.K. Edgerton

Update: More details are emerging about this meeting: “Passions ran high, at one point erupting in a spontaneous chorus of “Dixie” led by a black man, H.K. Edgerton, who called…