Sons of Confederate Veterans

The Washington Post's popular A House Divided blog has welcomed Brag Bowling as its newest member.  It will be interesting to see whether Bowling can move beyond advocacy and actually formulate an argument. As I was perusing the site I noticed an announcement for the upcoming annual meeting of the Stephen D. Lee Institute, which [...]

This really is the best possible time to host a blog on the Civil War and historical memory.  If the next four years follows the past year we are in for a wild ride.  At the same time there is something rather depressing about the level of discourse surrounding many of these high profile events.  [...]

I noticed that Ann DeWitt has taken the time to respond to one of my recent posts about Entangled in Freedom [and here].  I will leave it to you to decipher her post.  In addition, yesterday Hampton historian, Veronica Davis filed a lawsuit to halt the deletion of the controversial passage about black Confederates in [...]

The History Channel will air pretty much anything related to history regardless of how nutty it is.  However, it turns out that even the HC has standards, which apparently do not include the Georgia Division SCV's series of videos on the Civil War.  According to Stephen Clay McGehee (aka "Confederate Colonel") "the History Channel received [...]

Over the past few weeks I've used Ann DeWitt's website as a case study of what is wrong with the current debate about black Confederates as well as the pitfalls of doing online research on this specific subject - a fact that was confirmed this past week. This morning I was browsing the Virginia Sesquicentennial [...]

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