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 […]

Black Teachers in the Segregated South

I just picked up the new book by Adam Fairclough titled A Class of Their Own: Black Teachers in the Segregated South (Harvard University Press, 2007).  I’ve only read through […]

Teaching the Civil War and Reconstruction

My AP classes are now focusing on the entrance of the United States onto the world stage at the turn of the twentieth century.  At the same time we are […]

Robert Austin Paul

This encyclopedia entry is slated for publication in the African-American National Biography series which is being edited by Henry L. Gates and Evelyn Higginbotham and published by Oxford University Press.  […]