Southern History

21st Century Southern Belles

This looks to be a fairly interesting documentary.  Here is a brief description: The Civil War may be long over, but the spirit of rebellion is hard to extinguish even…

Mongolian Slaves in America?

Update: 50 Cent learns more about the history of slavery and South Carolina during Reconstruction. Rapper 50 Cent and MTV recently revealed a clip from his upcoming Rock Doc titled…

Arming Slaves in Lynchburg and Galveston

I recently re-read Philip D. Dillard’s essay, “What Price Must We Pay for Victory?: View on Arming Slaves from Lynchburg, Virginia and Galveston, Texas, which appeared in a collection of…

What I Will Miss

This last trimester I am working closely with a very talented senior, who is experimenting with historical fiction set during the Civil War.  The story is set in Virginia and…