The Tough Questions

At the end of What This Cruel War Was About Chandra Manning offers some final thoughts about the challenges that the war presented to Americans in 1865 and by extension […]

A Book We All Should Read

My copy of Chandra Manning’s What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War (Knopf) arrived today.  I’ve mentioned Manning’s scholarship on a number of occasions.   It […]

Distorting the Past neo-Confederate Style

[Hat-Tip to Civil Warriors] Check out this excellent online paper which analyzes the apparent manipulation of an image of black Union soldiers: In this paper we discuss a graphic example […]