A Black Confederate Without the Black Ancestor

I am making my way through a small collection of essays in Thomas Brown’s Remixing the Civil War: Meditations on the Sesquicentennial (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011).  Fitz Brundage opens […]

Virginia’s Lincoln

On Tuesday I will be working with a group of k-12 history teachers in Virginia on how they can introduce the subject of historical memory in their classrooms.  The news […]

Washington – Lincoln Day in Virginia

Update – 01/24: Yesterday the bill was stricken from the Senate’s calendar.  Update: Head on over to Robert Moore’s site for some thoughtful commentary on Lincoln’s connection to the Shenandoah […]

Glorifying War at the Crater in 1937

In the process of reviewing the final edits for my Crater book I’ve had to go through research files that have not been touched in a couple of years.  Today […]

Is This Vandalism?

This week the local newspaper in my former home of Charlottesville, Virginia reported that the Lee statue had been vandalized.  I hope the perpetrators are caught and punished to the […]

For Every Southern Boy…

It’s been interesting to watch the comments section at The Atlantic evolve in response to my most recent post.  I have no moderating power so it is just a matter […]