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Do Confederate Monuments Need a “Fearless Girl”?

A petition is now making the rounds to keep the “Fearless Girl” monument in downtown New York City in place indefinitely. The small monument of a girl standing defiantly against […]

Reserve Your Seat at the Civil War Institute Now

There are still a few slots available for this year’s Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. I have attended the past five years as a speaker, but I spend most […]

When at Gettysburg Remember to Turn Around

Just returned from a short trip in which I accompanied a group of high school students from Brooklyn to Washington, D.C., Harpers Ferry, Antietam and Gettysburg. Thanks to Lisa Kapp […]

When Your “Friends” Include Sons of Confederate Veterans

Earlier today a lawsuit was filed in Virginia challenging the recent vote of the Charlottesville City Council to relocate the Robert E. Lee monument. I don’t necessarily have a problem […]

Explore the History of Reconstruction in Washington, D.C.

If you are a history teacher looking for a summer professional development opportunity, I encourage you to consider Ford’s Theatre’s “The Seat of War and Peace,” which runs from July […]

Facebook (sort of) Cracking Down on Fake History

Facebook is making good on its recent decision to flag “fake news” through a collaboration with the Associated Press and Snopes.com. You can see this at work in reference to […]

But What About Those Northern Prison Camps?

Earlier this morning I tweeted an article about soldiers from Massachusetts who died at the Andersonville prison camp in Georgia. I didn’t think much of it beyond the human interest […]

Trolled Once Again by Edward Sebesta

I hesitate responding to posts by Edward Sebesta that are about me, but in some corners he is still taken seriously. This past week brings two posts in which I […]

A Conversation About the Confederate Battle Flag

This video is worth watching in its entirety. It features a young African American female rap artist, who goes by the name Genesis B. She is originally from Biloxi, Mississippi, […]

A Good Week For Reconstruction Resources

This week has brought some wonderful new resources on Reconstruction. First, check out this panel discussion from last month at the New York Historical Society that included Harold Holzer, Edna […]

When Teaching Slavery Goes Wrong

This morning I came across a wonderful series of tweets from historian Kidada Williams, who was responding to recent controversies involving k-12 teachers and lesson plans about slavery that go […]

“The Cannon’s Name is Johnny Reb”

I assume this commercial for Remco’s Civil War cannon is from the centennial. [Uploaded to YouTube on March 10, 2017]

Court Approves Removal of Monuments in New Orleans

In December 2015 I wrote a piece for the Atlantic following a decision in New Orleans to remove four monuments connected to the Civil War and Reconstruction. Numerous court hearings […]

TOC: Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites

In about a week I will submit a completed manuscript to Rowman & Littlefield for my edited collection, Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites, which will appear […]

What Does the Confederate Flag Mean to You?

This is the question that will be discussed tomorrow evening at the Sargent Memorial Library, 427 Mass. Ave. in Boxborough, Massachusetts. The program is being sponsored by the Fostering Racial […]

Amazon Fills New Store With Books

This past Wednesday morning I stopped by a brand new Amazon brick and mortar bookstore just up the road in Dedham. I walked out after roughly ten minutes of browsing […]

New Book on Slave Enlistment Debate

I want to call your attention to the forthcoming release of Philip Dillard’s Jefferson Davis’s Final Campaign: Confederate Nationalism and the Fight to Arm Slaves. Those of you interested in […]

The First Female Black Confederate?

I’ve said many times that the vast majority of people who believe or even push the black Confederate narrative do not do so for nefarious reasons. They are not promoting […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 03/01

Don H. Doyle ed., American Civil Wars: The United States, Latin America, Europe, and the Crisis of the 1860s (University of North Carolina Press, 2017). Paul Finkelman and Donald R. […]

My Ten Minutes in an Amazon Bookstore

This morning I stopped by a brand new Amazon brick and mortar bookstore just up the road in Dedham. I walked out after roughly ten minutes with nothing. I love […]

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