Here’s an interview with Chief Historian John Hennessy of the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Battlefield on Fredericksburg’s radio station, WFVA, and its show “Town Talk” with Ted Schubel. In this discussion, Ted and John talk about new programs at the battlefield, including fitness walks. It’s a good discussion. You can access it here. Advertisements

This story came across my news feed this morning. That sound you hear is coming from racist confederacy supporters across the country going bonkers. When this action is complete, Richmond, Virginia, the former capital of the confederacy, will have no schools named after confederates. “The Richmond School Board voted 6-1 Monday night to rename J.E.B. […]

This book from the “Library of America” is a must-have for serious students of Reconstruction history. Professor Simpson has selected an outstanding collection of primary sources to illuminate what was happening during this tumultuous period. In addition, he provides clear, concise, and cogent commentary. As an example, in the Introduction he tells us, “Framed and […]

We’ve already considered what it takes to be a neoconfederate. The more time I spend interacting with neoconfederates, the more convinced I am of the absolute truth of that post. But what about folks who think they aren’t neoconfederates but rather simply believe they are “proconfederate?” They’re neoconfederates. In my experience, the vast majority of […]

Here’s Ranger Dan Vermilya giving a typical outstanding presentation in the Gettysburg National Military Park’s 2018 Winter Lecture Series. This presentation deals with the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debates. The video’s description reads, “In a series of seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in 1858, the state of slavery was at the epicenter of the […]

This is Dr. Don Doyle giving a talk at the American Civil War Museum based on his book, The Cause of All Nations. The video’s description reads, “Based on his book of the same name, Dr. Don H. Doyle’s lecture explores the place of the American Civil War in the context of mid-19th-century democratic revolutions, how […]

Here’s an interview on Civil War Talk Radio with Professor Kate Masur and Professor Gerald Prokopowicz on Professor Masur’s new book, They Knew Lincoln, which is actually John Washington’s book about African Americans in Abraham Lincoln’s life which Professor Masur edited.