Online Writings

the Atlantic

The Ku Klux Klan Protests As Memphis Renames a City Parkthe Atlantic (February 27, 2013).

Historians Need to Give Steven Spielberg a Breakthe Atlantic (November 26, 2012).

A Worthy Death: How Civil War Families Made Sense of Death,” the Atlantic (September 19, 2012).

America’s Simple-Minded Obsession With the Confederate Flag,” the Atlantic (August 16, 2012).

How Should We Represent Black Civil War Soldiers?,” the Atlantic (August 2, 2012).

A Jim Crow View of the Southern Plantation System,” the Atlantic (April 30, 2012).

Were Slaves Loyal to the Union From the Start?,” the Atlantic (April 9, 2012).

Why Doesn’t Anyone Think It’s Cool To Dress Up As a Confederate Soldier Anymore?,” the Atlantic (February 28, 2012).

How the Men of ‘Glory’ Stood Up to the U.S. Government” the Atlantic (February 22, 2012).

What Black Confederates Really Did During the Civil Warthe Atlantic (February 21, 2012).

Not Your Grandfather’s Civil War Commemoration,” The Atlantic (December 13, 2011).

The Case Against Vandalizing Confederate Monuments,” the Atlantic (December 21, 2011).

How Newt’s Novel Plays Politics With the Past,” The Atlantic (December 5, 2011).

New York Times

The Best Servant By FarNew York Times/Disunion, November 10, 2012.

The Battlefield as ClassroomNew York Times/Disunion, February 12, 2012.

Teaching Civil War History 2.0New York Times/Disunion, January 21, 2011.

History News Network

The Terror of Being Black at Gettysburg,” History News Network, July 2, 2013.

One Day, We’ll Commemorate 9-11 Like the Civil War“, History News Network, September 9, 2011.


Black Confederate Soldiers? In Your DreamsFree Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va), September 23, 2011.

Blogging the American Civil WarCommon-place Vol. 11, no. 1 (October 2010).

Executing Justice” in Civil War Times (April 2010): 46-51.

Using North and South Magazine in the Classroom,” in OAH Magazine of History (May 2005): 54-57.

Book Reviews

Linda Barnickel, Milliken’s Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory in The Civil War Monitor, 2013.

Anthony J. Gaughan, The Last Battle of the Civil War: United States Versus Lee, 1861-1883 in The Civil War Monitor, 2012.

Earl J. Hess, Into the Crater: The Mine Attack at Petersburg in Civil War Book Review, 2011.

John F. Schmutz: The Battle of the Crater: A Complete History in H-Net, 2009.

Chandra Manning, What This Cruel War Was Over: Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War in The Ambrose Bierce Project, 2007.