Civil War Sesquicentennial

One of my first posts all the way back in 2005 focused on what I saw as the inevitable decline of our Civil War round tables.  I suggested that without a resurgence of interest in the Civil War era that animated Americans in the early 1960s these groups would disappear one by one.  In light [...]

I am making my way through a small collection of essays in Thomas Brown's Remixing the Civil War: Meditations on the Sesquicentennial (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011).  Fitz Brundage opens his essay on African American artists, who have interpreted the Civil War in recent years, with a reference to Willie Levi Casey.  You can see [...]

This morning I voted online for the next president of The Society of Civil War Historians.  I've been a member for a few years now and even had the opportunity to address the organization back in 2008.  The SCWH recently established a new book prize, a new journal, as well as a biennial conference.  I [...]

Update - 01/24: Yesterday the bill was stricken from the Senate's calendar.  Update: Head on over to Robert Moore's site for some thoughtful commentary on Lincoln's connection to the Shenandoah Valley. Turns out that the Lincoln family's roots are deep. The Virginia General Assembly is considering a bill that would designate the third Monday in [...]

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