I‘ve heard from a few people over the past few weeks that they are having trouble viewing Civil War Memory. The problem seems to be with those of you who are running one of the older versions of Internet Explorer. In some cases an error message is received and in the worst cases the loading [...]
I was in the process of ordering Jeffrey McClurken’s new book on Amazon when I came across this hilarious book on Lincoln that is being published by Pelican Press. The book is titled, Lincoln Über Alles: Dictatorship Comes to America. Eat your heart out, DiLorenzo. The brief description is priceless: “Abraham Lincoln’s election was favorably [...]
It’s nice to be home, but I wouldn’t be honest if I didn’t say that I am already missing Amsterdam. In fact, I would love to spend a few more weeks, if not months, in the city. Actually, it’s the first foreign city where I can imagine living. The people are simply wonderful and the [...]
It’s been quite exciting around here over the past few days and as you might imagine I’ve found it hard to keep up with all the comments. The subject of “black Confederates” never fails to excite my readers, but the latest post, which has now topped 100 comments, seems to have taken the discourse to [...]
Craig Swain offers his own take on this debate about Confederate slaves/black Confederates over at Cenantua’s Blog. It’s an incredibly thoughtful post in which he compares advocates of black Confederates with UFO Hunters. Rather than summarize his argument here I urge you to read his post and offer your feedback.
Wow…these posts on Confederate slaves really do excite the masses. I really do love the excitement and outrage that it causes within certain groups since it tends to highlight the anti-intellectual streak that runs through our Civil War community. You would think that with all the time that a few readers are spending on this [...]
This is my first attempt at using my new HD video camera. I’m going to continue to play around with iMovie to improve the overall quality. Perhaps I will try uploading to Vimeo to get a comparison. A number of other bloggers have experimented quite effectively with video blogging and have given me a number [...]
It looks like Earl Ijames is at it again. You may remember this past summer that Ijames – a curator at the N.C. Museum of History – was involved in a grave site dedication for Weary Clyburn, who supposedly served as a soldier in the Confederate army. I covered this story closely and offered a [...]