According to my Feedburner account there are currently 2,542 people who subscribe to Civil War Memory via RSS Feed (the vast majority through Google Reader). That seems like a pretty good number to me, but at the same time I am told that I “Reach” 0 people. What is Reach? “Reach is the total number of people who have taken action — viewed or clicked — on the content in your feed.” So, am I correct in assuming that my RSS readers never click through to view the blog or is there a problem with this statistic? What am I not understanding about RSS Feeds?
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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