Honoring Silas Chandler’s Memory

Next week PBS’s History Detectives will air an episode on the famous image of Andrew and Silas Chandler.  We anticipate that this episode will help to correct some of the […]

No, The Civil War Really Was About Slavery

[Hat-tip to Brett Holman] This video has been up on YouTube for a couple of days, but for some reason I didn’t bother to listen.  Thanks to Brett for passing […]

Civil War Remembrance 2.0

Fifty years ago Americans emerged from the Civil War Centennial with a collective narrative that fit neatly into a pervasive Cold War culture.  Though slightly bloodied and bruised this narrative […]

The Crater You Don’t Know

Yesterday I finalized the selection of images that will appear in my forthcoming book, Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder.  Readers will recognize a number of them, […]

Where Have You Gone, Bruce Catton?

Tomorrow my wife and I are going to head over to Cambridge to the Harvard Bookstore to hear a talk by David Blight.  I tend not to take my wife […]

You Interpret

Let’s get things started: Nothin’ more relaxin’ than throw’n back a cool one after a long day of killin’ Yankees.

Three Videos

It never ceases to amaze me of the extent to which readers get emotionally worked up about the videos I post on this site.  Here are three videos that I’ve […]