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Can Women Talk About Civil War Military History?

Update: Producer/director Chris Wheeler responds to this post. The good folks at Great Divide Pictures were kind enough to send me a complimentary copy of their forthcoming series, Civil War: […]

The Civil War’s Untold Story

It’s the name of a 5-part documentary that will air on PBS in February 2014.  The preview looks pretty good, though it’s not clear to me exactly what is new […]

“Ravaged by Battle…Reborn in Passion”

From Wikipedia:  Set during the American Civil War, “Rebel Love follows a Yankee war widow who takes an injured Confederate spy into her home out of pity, only to find […]

American Confederate Heroes

Here’s a nice little Lost Cause tune for ya’ all.  I especially love the following lyric from the beginning of the song: “It’s not founded on old politics or race […]

“Stonewall Jackson Was Trash Himself”

This is one of my all-time favorite Western fight scenes.  You just gotta love Jack Palance as “Jack Wilson” in the movie, Shane (1953).  I know this is no way […]

“Give a Rebel Yell”

If the commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial here in Virginia were to follow the outline of Governor McDonnell’s Confederate History Month proclamation, it would look and sound like this. […]

A Few Minutes With David Blight

Many of you know that I am a huge fan of David Blight’s scholarship.  Race and Reunion was the book that set me off on my own research projects as […]