What’s In a Tagline?

Once again the Civil War blogosphere has descended into the tired debate of who is and who is not a historian. The latest foray into this web of conceptual analysis […]

Finding a Usable Past at Gettysburg

With all that is being written in newspapers across the country about the Gettysburg 150th most of the editorials have been just plain fluff. The battle is framed as a […]

Retreat From Gettysburg

Earlier today I returned from five days in Gettysburg for the annual Civil War Institute. Like last year, I feel rejuvenated and utterly exhausted. I had an incredible experience interacting […]

You Are Not a Real Historian

Today we have a guest post from my good friend, Garry Adelman. This is a topic that comes up practically every time we run into one another and one that […]

Four Score and Seven Years Ago

What do you think of this song and video? Is it an effective teaching tool for a certain age range or does it simply promote an overly simplistic narrative of […]