I wrote about the third day of CWI 2016 here. You can see the panel on “Lessons Learned by the U.S. Military from the Civil War” here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?410244-2/military-lessons-civil-war The conversation on “The Reconstruction of Southern Womanhood” is here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?410244-3/reconstruction-southern-women The panel discussion on Reconstruction Era historical sites is here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?410244-4/reconstruction-era-historic-sites You can see Scott Hartwig’s […]

Sid Miller, a Texas Agricultural Commissioner, recently shared with us his total ignorance of American History. Responding to a Washington Post column supporting the Veterans Administration’s decision to ban the confederate flag from permanently fixed flagpoles in National Cemeteries, Miller posted on Facebook, ” I understand that there are many different opinions about the War Between the States, […]

Pat Hardy, a member of the Texas State Board of Education, is a clueless clod when it comes to the Civil War, and she wants to make sure school children in that state remain as ignorant as she is about history. According to this doofus, slavery was a “side issue to the Civil War.” She claims, […]

Here’s Professor Paul Escott of Wake Forest University dispelling some popular myths about the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Reynolds Professor of History Paul Escott will examine two influential myths about the Civil War era: the South’s myth of the Lost Cause and the North’s more recent myth of Lincoln as a champion of […]

Here’s Ranger Troy Harman from this past year’s winter lecture series at the Gettysburg National Military Park giving a compelling case for the second wave of Pickett’s Charge.

In this Ben Franklin’s World podcast, host Liz Covart speaks with historian Michael McDonnell of the University of Sydney on historiography and how historians use it in their work, as well as why it’s important for us students to understand it. Here’s what we’ll learn: What You’ll Discover Charles-Michel Mouet de Langlade Langlade’s Native American […]

The National Park Service is 100 years old. I encourage everyone to celebrate by visiting a national park. While you’re there, thank a ranger for all they do.