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Blog Post Archive

The Continued Appeal of the Lost Cause

I frequent a number of Facebook pages that attract people who, for one reason or another, cling tightly to the Lost Cause narrative. You will…

Camp Servants and Confederate Exceptionalism

Over the past few weeks I’ve made steady progress on my new manuscript, which is now tentatively titled, Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s…

The High Ground Held

This morning I read through an essay by Robert K. Sutton about the National Park Service’s Holding the High Ground initiative, which grew out of…

An End to Disunion

This Sunday the New York Times’s Disunion column will come to an end. I am going to miss it. The column brought together academic and…

Is a Public Memory of Reconstruction Possible?

The New York Times has a feature up today in which they ask a group of historians to reflect on how Reconstruction ought to be…

Because Nothing Says Memorial Day Like a Confederate Flag Burning

Artist John Sims and Julian Chambliss, chairman of the Department of History and Africa and African-American Studies program at Rollins College in Florida, will spend…

On the Absence of Black Soldiers in the Grand Review

The sesquicentennial anniversary of the Grand Review in Washington, D.C. has given new life to an old myth about the lack of United States Colored…

Silent Sam in History and Memory

The University of North Carolina’s Confederate soldier monument, “Silent Sam,” continues to be a point of contention on campus. Over the past few years students…

Who Will Stand Up For Confederate Heritage in Union Springs?

Last week in Union Springs, Alabama former State Senator and County Commissioner Myron Penn brought his family to a local Confederate cemetery and removed small…

New To the Civil War Memory Library, 05/17

Update: As of today I have 8 copies of my Crater book available at the heavily discounted price of $25 (includes shipping). Click here for…

When a Reader Contacts My School

This morning I was informed that a reader of this blog had written a letter addressed to the headmaster of of my school. The reader…

Plagiarism Discovered in Two Disunion Articles by the Same Author

My students are in the middle of their research projects and tomorrow I am going to talk with them about plagiarism and have them look…

A Rush to Judgement

I’ve had some time to reflect on the story out of East Chapel Hill High School and I want to say what I hope will…

Crater Books For Sale Direct From Author

With the arrival of summer comes the opportunity to catch up on some history reading. With that in mind I would like to offer readers…

Why Does a College Dropout Focus So Much on College Life?

I’ve always enjoyed visiting the blog from which this screenshot was taken. On occasion a post thoughtfully addresses some aspect of Southern/Civil War history or…

East Chapel Hill High School’s Confederate Flag Problem

Two focus on the students exclusively misses the salient problems with an activity that was organized by the teachers.

Father of Confederate Flag Waving Daughter Responds

Over the weekend I was contacted by Ronald Creatore, whose child was photographed waving a Confederate flag on the Gettysburg battlefield as part of a…

The Future of Confederate Heritage

There has been a great deal of commentary concerning two recent stories of high school students posing with Confederate flags. If ever there was a…

When It Comes to Confederate Flags, The History is the Context

It should come as no surprise that the two stories involving high school students waving and posing next to Confederate flags have become national news.…

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Neo-Confederates

You can’t make up these stories. The other day I told you about two students who posed waving Confederate flags on the Gettysburg battlefield, along…

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