Patrick Cleburne and Black Confederates Take Hollywood

[Hat-Tip to Lee White] Back in 2008 I commented on a graphic novel that tells the story of Patrick Cleburne’s plan to arm slaves in exchange for their freedom.  I expressed a number of concerns in that post and I appreciate the author of the novel for offering his own perspective.  Now it looks like…

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They Even Got the Right Arm + Links

Richmond Reflects on its Past New Exhibit on Native Guards Opening  at African American Military History Museum in Hattiesburg, Mississippi (No, they were not “black Confederates”) National Civil War Chaplains Museum Opens at Liberty University (catch the special on really bad Civil War art prints) Sean Wilentz reviews Joan Waugh’s new biography/memory study of Ulysses…

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Where Were All the Black Confederates in the Summer of 1864?

Thanks to Brooks Simpson and Ken Noe for participation in my most recent post on black Confederates.  Their thorough comments in response to a reader who put forward what he believed to be evidence for black Confederate soldiers is a clinic on how to engage in serious historical analysis.  I can’t tell you what it…

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How Much for the Black Confederate?

[Hat-tip to Ta-Nehisi Coates] Looks like I missed a very interestingAntiques Roadshow last night.  A descendant of Andrew Chandler brought in the original famous photograph of his great-great-grandfather and slave, Silas Chandler.  The piece was assessed between $30,000-$40,000, by the very capable, Wes Cowan of History Detectives fame.  This is one of the more popular…

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