Monthly Archives: July 2020

The Infamous SHEAR 2020 Plenary Session

You may or may not have heard of this year’s virtual plenary session of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic [SHEAR]. A plenary, by definition, is “a meeting or session attended by all participants at a conference or assembly.” The plenary this year, titled “The Politicization of Andrew Jackson,” consisted of a […]

NCWM Lessons in History Speaker Series: Battlefield Preservation in the Modern Era at Gettysburg

Here’s Garry Adelman of the American Battlefield Trust giving an excellent presentation at the National Civil War Museum on modern preservation efforts at Gettysburg. The video’s description reads, “Chief Historian Garry Adelman of the American Battlefield Trust presented ‘The Second (or Third) Battle of Gettysburg: Battlefield Preservation in the Modern Era’ at the National Civil […]

What’s New With Confederate Heritage?

Although the rate of change of confederate heritage’s retreat has slowed, the retreat still continues. As the video you can see here tells us, Virginia Beach removed its confederate monument, wasting no time from Thursday’s vote of its city council to remove it. This article tells us the city council of Portsmouth, Virginia voted unanimously […]

Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas Makes a Name for Himself With Foot in Mouth

You may recall the last time we checked in on the 1619 Project we saw Senator Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, had introduced a bill to deny Federal funding for any school that used the 1619 Project as part of its curriculum. Big Government gone wild. We have this interview of Mr. Cotton in which […]

Fixing “Gettysburg”

Atun-Shei Films does it again, with these videos correcting the movie, “Gettysburg.” Day One: Day Two: Day Three:

Checking In On the 1619 Project

The retreat of southern heritage has occupied much of our time here, so I thought we could  pause to check in on what’s been happening with the 1619 Project. Longtime readers of the blog may recall when the project first came out I highlighted the overreach in this introductory essay. Its weakest point is the […]

Virginia Continues Evicting Southern Heritage

And it started the day by evicting Robert E. Lee and other confederates from the State Capitol. In this story we learn, “Virginia has removed from its iconic state capitol the busts and a statue honoring Confederate generals and officials. That includes a bronze statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee positioned in the same spot […]

The Rogue Historian: The Three-Cornered War with Megan Kate Nelson

Here’s a terrific conversation between host Dr. Keith Harris and his guest, Dr. Megan Kate Nelson, on her latest book, The Three-Cornered War. They discuss: What Megan says to skeptics – because there will always be skeptics The intersection of Civil War scholarship and Indigenous Peoples studies and what’s on the horizon An unsettling United States […]

Monument Update

Here’s an update on the confederate heritage retreat across the nation. First we consider the case of an idiot politician. As this article tells us, “GOP New Hampshire Senate candidate retired Gen. Don Bolduc said during a campaign-style gathering earlier this month that he believed statues of Confederate soldiers are ‘symbols of hope’ and ‘moving […]

NCWM Lessons in History Speaker Series “Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy”

Here’s Professor Lorien Foote of Texas A&M giving an outstanding lecture on the escape of Union POWs in the Carolinas. She gave this lecture at the National Civil War Museum. The video’s description reads, ” ‘The Yankee Plague: Escaped Union Prisoners and the Collapse of the Confederacy’ a presentation with Dr. Lorien Foote, a Professor […]