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Blogging is Here to Stay (for now)

Over the past few years there has been no shortage of commentary pointing to the death of blogging. The prediction has been that people would continue to abandon long-form writing […]

History Communication in Action

Last week I responded to an op-ed written by Jason Steinhauer, who in recent years has been a passionate advocate for encouraging academic historians and others to embrace the role […]

Fake News Meets Fake History

I am happy to share with you my first piece to appear at Smithsonian.com on the influence of fake news stories on the 2016 presidential election and its implications for […]

Going Rogue With Keith Harris

I am happy to announce that the first three episodes of Keith Harris’s new podcast, The Rogue Historian, is now live and yours truly is the guest for Episode 1. […]

Another Moment in #ConfederateHeritageMonth

This year twitter is being embraced by folks who disapprove of proclamations issued by state and local governments recognizing April as Confederate Heritage Month. The hashtag #ConfederateHeritageMonth has produced a […]

Banned From Black Confederates Facebook Group

This morning I decided to join a new Facebook group devoted to black Confederate soldiers. Once approved I responded to two posts. The first, not surprisingly, was a re-posting of […]

“All I Know Is What’s On the Internet”

Currently working on completing a detailed TOC as part of my book proposalĀ on the Myth of the Black Confederate Soldier. I think I just found the perfect title for chapter […]

1 of 93,000 Black Confederates

Update: A member finally pointed out that the individual is a USCT. I visit a couple of Facebook pages devoted to the black Confederate soldier. These sites are useful for […]