Last week 18-year-old Payton Gendron drove 200 miles to Buffalo, New York to murder Black people. Ten people were killed, and three others were injured…
Catch up on this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. In 2019 historian Keri Leigh Merritt published a thoughtful critique of Ken Burns’s Civil War…
What good is history education if you are prevented from teaching its most critical lessons following yet another racially-inspired mass killing? This…
I wrote my first blog post back in November 2005. Little did I know how it would change my life. The contacts I made through the community that formed…
I've always thought that Barbara Fields was the real star of this film.
This is one of my favorite comedy skits about Civil Ware reenacting. I’ve heard from a few people that Conan is a bit of a history buff and is…
Just sent off a review of Keith S. Hebert’s new book, Cornerstone of the Confederacy: Alexander Stephens and the Speech that Defined the Lost Cause to…
Today state offices in South Carolina are closed in recognition of Confederate Memorial Day. The day comes just weeks before the anniversary of Dylann…
In the first installment of this series I briefly explored the way in which The Civil War deals with slavery as a cause of the war. For many viewers…
Stonewall or No Stonewall?Yesterday, historian Eric Michael Burke tweeted this thread below about our practice of referring to Confederate general Thomas Jackson as “Ston…
The other day on twitter I was asked if it is worth watching Ken Burns’s documentary, The Civil War, which aired on PBS in 1990. In recent years, the…
A reader asked for more information about the image that accompanied my last post. It is titled “News From Home” and was sketched by the artist Edwin…