A 1950s View of the Southern Plantation System

[Cross-Posted at the Atlantic] The following documentary fits neatly into the culture of 1950s America. Southern plantations were depicted as scenes of peaceful coexistence between master and slaves before the […]

Civil War “Hip-Hop” in the Classroom

I think you are going to find this to be quite entertaining and perhaps even appropriate for some of your classrooms depending on how you choose to use it. Unfortunately, […]

Visualizing Emancipation

This is one of those days when I desperately wish I was in the classroom teaching my course on the American Civil War.  Yesterday the Digital Scholarship Lab at the […]

Is Richmond Burning or Beginning Anew?

[H/T to Jubilo! The Emancipation Century] This popular Currier & Ives print from 1865, depicting the evacuation of Richmond, Virginia, is one of the most popular images of the city […]

Myra Chandler Sampson To Discuss Silas Chandler

I am pleased to announce that Myra Chandler Sampson will be speaking on Wednesday evening at 6:30pm at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center in Austin, Texas.  Her […]