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Civil War Memory Wants to Partner With You

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The Return of Gettysburg’s Electric Map

If you are a Gettysburg enthusiast of a certain age than you likely have fond memories of the Electric Map, which first served as the centerpiece of the Rosensteel Museum and was later included in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum. For many visitors it offered a helpful orientation to the three-day battle, but it […]

Slaveholding in Robert E. Lee’s Army

The latest issue of the Journal of the Civil War Era (September 2016) includes Joseph Glatthaar’s Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecture, which compares the cultures in the Army of the Potomac and Army of Northern Virginia. The essay includes a number of helpful graphs, including the one above, which shows that slaveholders were over represented in […]

National Park Service Celebrates 100 Years

Today the National Park Service celebrates 100 years. Thank you for providing me with hundreds of hours of self reflection about our history and what it means to be a citizen of the United States. Thank you to all my friends who have devoted their careers to preserving our most important historic and natural landmarks […]

“A Black Person Voting for Trump is Like a Slave Fighting for the Confederacy”

This is a wonderful complement to the previous post on the politics of the black Confederate myth. Today in the Hartford Courant Frank Harris III makes the case that a black man voting for Trump is as unlikely as black men fighting for the Confederacy in March 1865. This certainly plays loose with some of […]

The Politics of the Black Confederate Myth

I don’t think this is going to surprise many of you. This is certainly not a scientific survey, but it does reinforce my own perceptions having to do with the political affiliations of people who believe that black men served as soldiers in the Confederate army, irrespective of race. I follow a couple of twitter […]

The DeDixiefication of the South Continues

The DeDixiefication of the South continues this week with the news that the University of Mississippi’s marching band has dropped “Dixie” from its playlist. “The newly expanded and renovated Vaught-Hemingway Stadium will further highlight our best traditions and create new ones that give the Ole Miss Rebels the best home field advantage in college football,” […]

Is Your School Looking For a Speaker to Talk about the History of the Confederate Battle Flag?

A new school year approaching means another opportunity to address the ongoing debate about the history and public display of the Confederate battle flag and monuments. Over the past year I worked with students and teachers at both the high school and college levels. The topic offers students a chance to take part in this […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 08/16

Earl J. Hess, Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy (University of North Carolina Press, 2016). Matthew Karp, This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy (Harvard University Press, 2016). Williamson Murray and Wayne Hsieh, A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War (Princeton University Press, 2016). […]

Vanderbilt to Remove “Confederate” Inscription

The announcement came earlier today that Vanderbilt University’s Confederate Memorial Hall will be re-named. Click here for the history of this particular campus building.

When Civil War Reenactors Legitimize Racism

Last week I shared a segment of Vice Does America that focused on the interaction between a young black man and a Confederate reenactor in Jacksonville, Alabama. The reenactor questioned Wilbert Cooper as to why he chose not to suit up and join a Confederate unit based on his belief that blacks fought in integrated […]

“75,000 Confederates of Color?” on a Billboard

This is one of two billboards sponsored by the Missouri Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans that have recently been placed along Missouri highways, one near Kansas City and the other outside of St. Louis. There is something desperate about placing such an advertisement on a large billboard, but it does serve as a wonderful example […]

‘A Way of Life Built on Black Bodies’

The most recent episode of Vice Does America takes viewers to Pointe-aux-Chenes, Louisiana, to meet with Choctaw Native Americans and Jacksonville, Alabama for a Civil War reenactment. The reenactment is well worth watching. It’s begins innocently enough with Abdullah Saeed, Wilbert L. Cooper, and Martina de Alba taking sides and suiting up in their respective […]

I Have a Civil War Ancestor!

I have always felt a bit like an outsider compared to those of you who can trace your family’s history back to the Civil War. Thanks to John Stones, who is the “chaplain” for one of the Southern Heritage Facebook groups, today I learned that I have an ancestor who served in the United States […]

General Edmund Kirby Smith, Black Confederate

Last week the History News Network published a little featurette about Derek Boyd Hankerson, who bills himself as a university lecturer, filmmaker, author, and political operative. He also worked as Donald Trump’s Northeast Florida Field Director. The focus of the piece, however, was on his work as a historian of American slavery and his belief […]

Mark Summers on Reconstruction at CWI

Mark Summers gave this talk on Reconstruction at this year’s Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. It was one of the highlights of the conference and is well worth your time as is his new book on the subject. Watch it here at C-SPAN.

Wartime Accounts of Confederate Camps

One of the larger points that I am trying to make in the first chapter of my black Confederates book is that the war presented a number of challenges to the maintenance of the master-slave relationship. While the expectations and authority of slaveowners may have been well established back home, slaves took full advantage of […]

Arden Wells Falls for Black Confederate Myth

Arden Wells is running for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana. In this short video he addresses the Confederate monument debate in New Orleans. Wells supports maintaining the monuments in their current locations owing to their status as landmarks and as popular tourist destinations. He appears to understand that many African Americans find them offensive, but […]

Khizr Khan and the ‘Politics of Mourning’ at Arlington

Like many of you, I was moved by Khizr Khan’s passionate response during the final night of the DNC’s national convention to Donald Trump’s early campaign promise to ban all Muslims from this country. His defense of his son, Captain Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004 reflects the serves as an important […]

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