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Brooks Simpson on Kevin Levin and the Lost Causers

Brooks Simpson has an especially thought-provoking post on his blog today asking why the Lost Causers are so afraid of Kevin Levin and his blog. Brooks quite correctly points out that Kevin’s blog seems to stir up massive amounts of … Continue reading ?
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Debating Earl Ijames

History / US History : Civil War Memory (5 years ago)

Earlier today fellow blogger and historian, Brooks Simpson, left a comment offering to host a debate between myself and Earl Ijames at Civil Warriors. Sounds to me as if Earl Ijames has challenged Kevin Levin to a duel, so to speak....

“Who’s Afraid of…?”: A Response

History / US History : Civil War Memory (4 years ago)

Thanks to Brooks Simpson for a thoughtful post about the visceral reaction that Civil War Memory engenders in certain folks.  I’ve also thought a bit about this question over the years.  Certainly, the vitriol is something that I di...

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History / US History : Civil War Memory (2 years ago)

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A more realistic alternative to Confederate History Month in Virginia… or anywhere else in the South

History / US History : Cenantua's Blog (5 years ago)

Keying off of both Kevin Levin’s and Brooks Simpson’s posts on Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proclamation about Confederate History Month, I felt the need to toss in a few comments of my own. Frankly, it shouldn’t be surprising when...

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History / US History : Rantings of a Civil War Historian (4 years ago)

Prof. Brooks Simpson sums up my position on the issue of Black Confederates quite nicely here. So what, indeed. Neo-Confederates and Lost Causers like to argue that blacks served in the Confederate army willingly because it puts a m...


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