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Blog Post Archive

Charlottesville’s Lee Park Could Be “Confederate Fabulous”

I have been consistent in maintaining that the future of Confederate iconography, including monuments must be debated and ultimately decided by local communities. Having taught history, lectured and led tours…

Daniel Crofts on Lincoln and the “Other” Thirteenth Amendment

This past week Daniel Crofts delivered a Banner Lecture at the Virginia Historical Society that focuses on the crux of his new book, Lincoln and the Politics of Slavery: The…

The Virginia Flaggers’ Lost Cause

I guess I shouldn’t have been surprised that the Virginia Flaggers would not be pleased with my recent piece in The Daily Beast. They huffed and puffed on their Facebook…

When a Casting Director Comes Calling

Last week I was contacted by a casting director to see if I might be interested in hosting a new show for A&E/HISTORY. I was a bit surprised, but curious…

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 09/18

My book, Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder, will be out in paperback next year and is now available for pre-order. Secure your copy NOW. Sven Beckert and Seth Rockman eds., Slavery’s Capitalism: A New History of American Economic Development (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). Charles Dew, The Making of a Racist: […]

Kevin Collier’s Lost Cause

It’s nice to see that Robert Moore has had some time to publish a few blog posts in the midst of his pursuit of an advanced degree in digital history. As always, he is thoughtful and offers an important perspective that is worth considering. Yesterday he offered a few words about Kevin Collier, who refuses […]

What Have You Learned?

That is the question posed to a group of historians by the Civil War Trust in this brief video. I was asked this question back in 2014 while in Petersburg for the 150th anniversary of the battle of the Crater. So, what is the big thing that you have learned as a result of studying […]

The Wrong Email Address and a New Calendar

Yesterday I received the following email: Dear Compatriot, I am — —, treasurer of the SCV Edmund W. Pettus Camp in Alexander City, Alabama. One of our members has donated to the I-65 Flag Preservation Fund. I am not sure where to send the donation. Can you provide a contact and address? Thank You I […]

Charlottesville’s Civil War Monument Debate

My former home of Charlottesville, Virginia is in the middle of a community discussion about the future of its Confederate monuments. The city recently established a special “Blue Ribbon” commission to research the subject, hold community hearings, and offer final recommendations. From what I can tell it has been a healthy discussion and likely will […]

Federal Judge Denounces Confederate Battle Flag

Earlier today a Federal judge dismissed a lawsuit that sought to have the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag declared an unconstitutional relic of slavery. According to U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves the plaintiff was unable to show that the flag had caused a “cognizable legal injury.” The Confederate Heritage folks will certainly applaud […]

From Enslaved Cook to Food Service Specialist

As I noted in the proposal for my black Confederates book, there are a small number of vanity or self-published books on the subject that have managed to garner a certain amount of attention and approval. The best examples are the volumes published by Pelican Press. One of the books that I am currently wading […]

Searching For Black Confederate Soldiers: A Book Proposal

In the next few weeks I am hoping to announce a book deal for my black Confederates project. In the meantime I decided to post the proposal to give you a better sense of the scope of the book. One of the things that I have tried to do is be as transparent as possible, […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 09/03

Matthew Mason, Apostle of Union: A Political Biography of Edward Everett (University of North Carolina Press, 2016). Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler, A Field Guide to Antietam: Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People (University of North Carolina Press, 2016). Timothy Sweet ed., Literary Cultures of the Civil War (University of Georgia Press, […]

Lost Cause Nostalgia Revisited

This video was originally posted to YouTube back in 2009, but it still packs a punch. It is perfect for a high school or college level class on the Civil War that addresses memory.

Mississippi State University Removes State Flag From Campus

Up until this morning MSU was the only state university that still flew the state flag on campus. Pressure on other campuses and in municipalities across the state has led to its removal owing to its inclusion of the Confederate battle flag in its design. The university released the following statement announcing the decision earlier […]

Civil War Memory Wants to Partner With You

Are You Looking to connect your product or project with a large and engaged community of Civil War enthusiasts? If so, advertising at Civil War Memory may be just what you are looking for. Civil War Memory is an award-winning blog that has been in continuous operation for 11 years. Readers come from a wide […]

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 […]

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