This book by Professor Joseph T. Glatthaar starts out as a fairly conventional study with the standard interpretations of individuals such as Abraham Lincoln and George B. McClellan, but as we get into it we see it has some additional nuggets that make it worthwhile. In describing the book, Dr. Glatthaar writes, “As American military […]

Word from North Carolina is the confederate monument in Pittsboro, North Carolina was removed. We learn from this story, “Preparations began Tuesday night to carefully dismantle the statue of a soldier outside the historic Chatham County Courthouse, where it had stood since 1907, and continued for hours overnight, said county spokeswoman Kara Lusk Dudley. By […]

Originally posted on The Outlaw Historian:
One of the most pernicious lies that white supremacists spread in their effort to misrepresent American history is that the American Civil War was fought for some other reason than to protect the right of white people to own black people. Fortunately, we all have access to unlimited information…

Here’s an interview with author Seth Grahame-Smith about his novel, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. I know purists turn their noses at the mere mention of the title, but I found the book to be a lot of fun, cleverly weaving the vampire mythology into the real story of Lincoln’s life. The interview was from 2010. You […]

Here’s Gordon Rhea appearing on the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop’s “Author’s Voice” talking about his book, On to Petersburg, which ends his series on the Overland Campaign. The video’s description reads, “Here is part of the interview with Gordon Rhea by Bjorn Skaptason, originally live streamed on November 1, 2017. Unfortunately, the first half of the […]

This is another excellent work by Professor Earl Hess. He begins by discussing the system of linear tactics Civil War armies used. “The system involved shoulder-to-shoulder lines, columns, and a range of complicated maneuvers to take a unit from one formation to another. The idea was to wed tactics to the capabilities of the single-shot, […]

Here’s Professor Eric Foner discussing the Reconstruction Amendments. As always, he’s excellent. The video’s description reads, “Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner talked about his book, The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution, in which he looked at the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments added to the Constitution during the Reconstruction Era.” https://www.c-span.org/video/?464679-1/the-founding