Monthly Archives: September 2016

C-SPAN Posts Videos of CWI 2016 Day Three

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: The conversation on “The Reconstruction of Southern Womanhood” is here: The panel discussion on Reconstruction Era historical sites is here: You can see Scott Hartwig’s […]

Another Texas Idiot Rears His Ugly Head

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, […]

Texas Idiot Wants Kids to Be as Dumb as She Is

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, […]

History and Myth Why We Misunderstand the Civil War Era

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 […]