I received the following email a few days ago from an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, who is planning to write her senior thesis on Civil War memory. While I am flattered that this student is asking me for my advice, it seems silly not to tap the interests and experiences of my many readers. Your [...]
Civil War Art
While looking through some "sexually explicit" images related to the Civil War I came across this interesting collection by artist, Justine Lai. The artist is based in San Francisco. Lai has this to say about her first Online exhibit titled, "Join or Die": In Join Or Die, I paint myself having sex with the Presidents [...]
New Release: "Duty, Honor, and Tears" by Mort Kunstler - Yep, I've definitely seen this before. Click here, here, here, here, and here.
It's difficult to deny that the image of women in the work of contemporary Civil War artists tells us much more about the individual artist than the reality of women's lives or the way those lives were transformed during the Civil War. I pick on Mort Kunstler quite a bit, but his characters beg for [...]
A historian friend of mine recently decided that he needs to add another 22 ft of shelf space to his library. To achieve this he decided to unload some back issues of the old Civil War magazine and asked if I was interested. Of course, I jumped at the offer and within a short period [...]