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Blog Post Archive

Calling Out Irresponsible Journalism by David Love and theGrio

I have shared my thoughts about the ongoing debate concerning Confederate monuments in numerous blog posts, published articles, in the classroom and on the speaking circuit. My ideas have evolved […]

Interviewed on Al Jazeera About Confederate Monuments

Yesterday I took part in a panel discussion about the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans on Al Jazeera’s, “The Stream.” It was a very lively discussion and I […]

Introducing #NOLASyllabus

I have been blown away by the amount of thoughtful commentary that has come out over the past few weeks in response to the removal of monuments in New Orleans. […]

Remembering the Battle of the Crater Out in Paperback

I had my doubts, but the University Press of Kentucky came through and just released my first book, Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder, in paperback. They […]

Interpreting Civil War Monuments: Further Reading

What follows is a short list of books for those of you who have been following the recent removal of monuments in New Orleans, as well as the broader debate, […]

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and the Lost Cause

I don’t want this weekend to slip by without a quick comment about Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s address on Friday. The New Orleans mayor chose the removal of the Robert E. […]

Can We Still Interpret NOLA’s Confederate Monuments?

I know that for some of my historian and public historian friends watching the city of New Orleans take down its Civil War/Reconstruction era monuments was not easy to watch. […]

Robert E. Lee Comes Down in New Orleans, Stands Defiant in Richmond

This has been a fascinating couple of weeks in the world of Civil War memory. After removing the Liberty Place monument on April 24 the city of New Orleans removed […]

Will Richmond Follow New Orleans & Charlottesville?

A number of things happened today that has me thinking about Richmond, Virginia and the ongoing debate about Confederate monuments. First, I had a conversation with a reporter from The […]

The Alt-Right Embraces Charlottesville’s Lee Monument

Yesterday a group of protesters gathered in my old home of Charlottesvile, Virginia to protest the removal of the Robert E. Lee monument. The group was led by Richard Spencer, […]

A Loyal Slave Standing at Attention in 1909

I’ve said before that the handful of Facebook pages devoted to pushing the myth of the black Confederate soldier has been an incredible source for primary sources from newspaper articles […]

Jefferson Davis Monument Removed in New Orleans

Over night Jefferson Davis died a second death as crews removed his monument in New Orleans [see video here]. The monument honored the president of a nation whose primary goal […]

The Redeemable Confederate

What was likely the final legal challenge to the removal of the P.G.T. Beuaregard monument in New Orleans ended today with a judge denying a temporary injunction. The three remaining […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 05/17

A quick reminder to let you know that you can now pre-order both Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder [July 2017] in paperback and Interpreting the Civil […]

A New Book From a Master History Teacher

No one has thought harder and more creatively about the craft of teaching history than James Percoco. He has been my teacher over the past fifteen years through a steady […]

Trump Teaches the Civil War + Sing-A-Long

It looks like the next monument slated for removal in New Orleans is Jefferson Davis. Violence erupted over night and barricades have been placed around the structure. Stay tuned. Here […]

Donald Trump and the Avoidable Conflict

Donald Trump claims to be an admirer of President Andrew Jackson. He recently visited his home in Tennessee and on occasion has reflected on Jackson’s significance. I would prefer that […]

I Thought That Was Edward Sebesta in the Audience

I arrived early last Saturday at the National Civil War Museum to walk through some of the exhibit space and to spend some time with my good friend, Wayne Motts, […]

My Next Book Now Available for Pre-Order

Earlier this week Rowman & Littlefield shared the cover for my forthcoming book, Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites. They offered a choice between two color patterns, […]

Trevor Noah on Confederate Memorial Day

Confederate Memorial Day and the broader culture of Confederate remembrance is a regular and easy target for late night comedians and other commentators. The Daily Show has gone after it […]

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