Gotta Love Those Google Rankings

I look forward to the day when a search for information on so-called black Confederates/Confederate slaves leads people to my site first.  A search for "Black Confederate" brings up the first of a nine-part series on Weary Clyburn in the number 3 slot, while a search for "Black Confederates" brings up the blog category, "The Myth of Black Confederates" again in the number 3 slot.  In both cases the top two sites are the same.  One is the book site for one of the more popular non-scholarly titles and the other site is run by the 37th Texas Cavalry.  Both have been around for some time, which means they will be tough nuts to crack. 

Update: No so fast.  It looks like these rankings are much more volatile that I first thought. 

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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