Remembering Another Loyal Body Servant in Alabama

One of my readers was kind enough to pass along this historical marker description from Alabama.  Another wonderful example of how public spaces were used to reinforce black subservience as […]

This Image Really is Worth a Thousand Words

Today my Civil War classes are examining sources that will aid them in better understanding the complex set of factors that led to the Second Confiscation Act and Abraham Lincoln’s […]

The Most Important Primary Source on Secession

My students thoroughly enjoyed reading and discussing the article by Charles Dew along with the letter by Stephen Hale who served as a secessionist commissioner to Kentucky.  Students picked up […]