Silas Chandler

Portraying Silas and Andrew Chandler

For those of you in the Boston area I will be speaking tonight at the North Worcester Civil War Round Table in Leominster. My topic is Silas Chandler and the […]

My Travels With Silas and Andrew Chandler

Welcome to all of you looking for additional information about Silas and Andrew Chandler.  I’ve been writing about the two for a few years now as part of my broader […]

Andrew and Silas Chandler Remained Life Long Friends

The vast majority of black Confederate accounts on the Internet follow a well-worn narrative.  First, we are somehow to believe that servants/slaves volunteered to accompany their owners to war and […]

History Detectives Spins Chandler Investigation

Like many of you, I am looking forward to tomorrow night’s History Detectives segment, which will investigate the story behind the famous tintype of Silas and Andrew Chandler.  At various […]

Some Thoughts About the ASALH

As I wait for my flight back to Boston I wanted to share a little bit about my experience this weekend in Richmond at the ASALH.  First and foremost, I […]

Honoring Silas Chandler’s Memory

Next week PBS’s History Detectives will air an episode on the famous image of Andrew and Silas Chandler.  We anticipate that this episode will help to correct some of the […]

On the Black Confederate Front

Why African Americans will never accept the black Confederate myth: “If, for example, one managed to change the curriculum in all the schools so that Negroes learned more about themselves […]

Black Confederates at the ASALH

This morning I learned that I will be speaking on the subject of black Confederates at the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of African American Life and […]