Mapping Slavery in the North

Update: My friend and fellow local historian (and genealogist), Liz Loveland, reminds me that use of the census “obscures that people were illegally keeping people enslaved in free states.” In […]

Former Student Petitions to Save Lee Monument

Last night’s meeting of the Charlottesville City Council on the future of its Confederate monuments was well worth watching in its entirety. A number of people spoke, expressing a wide […]

C-SPAN on Reconstruction

C-SPAN has done a great job focusing on Reconstruction over the past few years. Many of these talks have already been posted at the Civil War Memory Facebook page, but […]

New Survey Text on the American Civil War

I wanted to share with you a brand new survey of the American Civil War authored by Gary Gallagher and Joan Waugh that is suitable for both high school and […]

Study Reconstruction in Washington, D.C. This Summer

For those of you who are history teachers looking for professional development opportunities this summer, I encourage you to check out what Ford’s Theatre is offering on the Reconstruction Era. […]

Teaching Research at the AAS

I recently sat down with my good friend, Megan Kate Nelson, to talk about my recent experience teaching the American Studies Seminar at the American Antiquarian Society for the SCWH’s […]

‘Every Student Her Own Historian’

It’s hard to believe that my American Studies Seminar at the American Antiquarian Society has come to an end. I first want to thank Paul Erickson for the invitation to […]