Dwight T. Pitcaithley on Slavery and the NPS

No one has done more to advance the cause of historical interpretation of America’s Civil War battlefields than Dwight Pitcaithley.  I’ve heard him speak passionately about the importance of bringing […]

Why The Civil War Still Matters

I am presenting this talk today in front of fellow faculty, students, and invited guests. It is a chance to share my passion for Civil War history and the more […]

Charleston Plans For The Civil War Sequicentennial

It appears that Charleston, South Carolina is taking the lead in planning for the Civil War sequicentennial celebrations. Plans are already being made to recognize the 150th anniversary of the […]

An Inspirational Story From Lonnie Bunch

Yesterday on C-SPAN I watched Allen Weinstein who is the Archivist of the United States interview Lonnie Bunch who is the founding director of the Smithsonian’s planned National Museum of […]

Kentucky Struggles With Identity

Here is another article that proceeds on the assumption that southern identity is a simple question about whether you perceive yourself as a “rebel” or “yankee”? From the article: “I […]