Where Do You Teach Civil War History?

Yesterday I spent about an hour on the phone talking with a writer at Education Week about the teaching of Civil War history during the sesquicentennial.  We talked about a […]

Black Confederates in Massachusetts?

I haven’t done a Civil War Roundtable talk in some time, but I almost always enjoy the experience, especially the Q&A with folks who share my passion for this history.  […]

Standing Up For Teachers

Update: Chris Wehner has responded to my post in the comments section below. He takes issue with just about every point I made, but I stand by what I’ve written. […]

You Interpret

[Hat-Tip to Vicki Betts] Vicki was kind enough to send along these two brief newspaper notices.  I’ve seen plenty of these references in the course of my research – just […]

My Final Civil War Class

Today I am teaching my final class on the American Civil War at the St. Anne’s – Belfield School.  It’s not going to be a memorable class by any stretch […]

Bid ‘Em In

[Hat-Tip to Jubilo! The Emancipation Century] This video could easily be shared in the classroom to generate an interesting discussion. For me its the cadence of the auctioneers voice and […]