black Confederates

Update: No surprise that this story was picked up by a local news station. This is a wonderful example of why this myth will not die. The vast majority of people who come into contact with the Myth of the Black Confederate Soldier so do through stories such as this one out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. [...]

It's been a couple of years since we last heard from Earl Ijames. Back in 2011-2012 I devoted a good deal of attention to statements Mr. Ijames made in public about what he calls "Colored Confederates." You can read what I have written here if interested. Today I learn that Mr. Ijames has produced a [...]

Currently working on completing a detailed TOC as part of my book proposal on the Myth of the Black Confederate Soldier. I think I just found the perfect title for chapter 7, which explores the spread of this myth on the Internet. .@StephenAtHome can't believe what @realDonaldTrump just said out loud: https://t.co/7rvGCtfZjF pic.twitter.com/uNeT9wVV2r — Matt Wilstein [...]

A couple of weeks ago I sat down for a brief chat with the Civil War Monitor's Katie Brackett Fialka to discuss the myth of the black Confederate soldier. We touched on a number of issues that I am currently working through in my current book project. Yesterday I shared an update on the status [...]

I have received numerous emails over the past year inquiring as to when my book, tentatively titled, Searching For Black Confederate Soldiers, will be completed. While I greatly appreciate the interest, these messages left me feeling incredibly frustrated. To make a long story short, it has been very difficult focusing on this project over the [...]