Here’s the latest episode of BackStory with the American History Guys. It’s about confederate symbology in the United States and is outstanding. The description reads, “On this episode of BackStory, we’re looking at how memories of the Confederacy have shaped the nation’s landscape, from the rebel flag to the silver screen. The Guys will hear what […]

Thursday, November 19, 2015 was the 152nd Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. We commemorate the occasion of the address, the dedication of the National Cemetery, each year with a ceremony that includes a keynote speaker, a recitation of the address, and a naturalization ceremony for immigrants becoming United States citizens. This year, due to […]

A certain meme purported to be from the Fox News Facebook page is making its way around the internet. The vast majority of people seeing this believe it’s true. It’s not. Folks, if the serious study of history teaches us anything, it teaches us to check our sources. First, let’s take a look at that […]

Here’s Michele Cohen, the Curator for the Architect of the US Capitol, giving a presentation with some excellent photographs on the history and construction of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Washington, DC. The description for the video reads, “Michele Cohen provided an overview of the Grant Memorial, including its site, the artist who created […]

This is Brian R. McEnany speaking at the US Army Heritage and Education Center on the West Point Class of 1862 in the Civil War. There’s some pretty good information here. The video’s description reads, ” ‘For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862’ by LTC (Ret.) Brian […]

Here’s Don Doyle giving us a view of the Civil War from an international perspective, something most students of the war don’t get to see. From the video’s description: “Don Doyle talked about his book, The Cause of All Nations: An International History of the American Civil War, about how the U.S. Civil War was […]

Here’s Professor Thavolia Glymph of Duke University giving the Robert R. Wilson Lecture at the Duke University School of Law. The video description says, “During the Civil War the U.S. confronted a growing population of refugees and a humanitarian crisis. The refugees of the Civil War were predominantly slaves – and increasingly women and children […]


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