Emancipation

Blight and Glymph Take Us *Beyond Freedom*

 This is a wonderful conversation between historians David Blight and Thavolia Glymph about the Civil War and the process of emancipation. It centers around a new book of essays […]

Tracking Lincoln on Race and Slavery

This weekend I will be leading a teacher workshop at the Massachusetts Historical Society, which focuses on Abraham Lincoln’s evolving views on race and slavery. As part of my presentation […]

The Anniversary Americans Ignore

Today is the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment. It was the former Confederate state of Georgia that sent the amendment over the edge. Unlike other anniversaries […]

Rethinking Lincoln and Colonization

Update: Thanks to Brooks Simpson for taking the time to respond to this post. This past week Brooks Simpson posted an interesting item concerning a dispute between Allen Guelzo and […]

The Confederacy Freed the Slaves

Earlier today I posted Jon Stewart’s take down of FOX’s Andrew “The Hair” Napolitano who offered his own not-so-unique interpretation of Lincoln’s role in emancipation. Continuing with this line of […]

An Unusual Voice of the Lost Cause

I don’t know anything about this individual, but I think you will agree that he is unusual given the common ethnic/racial profile of the Lost Cause advocate. It really is […]