How Many Black Confederates Were There?

The latest issue of North and South magazine (Vol. 10, No. 2) includes a short article on so-called black Confederates by Bruce Levine.  I’ve blogged about Levine’s work on black Confederates, including his recent study Confederate Emancipation, which is the most thorough analysis of the issue to date.  There is nothing new in this particular…

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Who Is James I. Robertson?

In response to Saturday’s short post John Maass inquired about historian James I. Robertson.  Here is his comment: I have always puzzled over Robertson’s role in the academic world. In fact, even though he teaches at a university, he really does not fit in the mold of “academic,” that is to say, he doesn’t go…

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