Monthly Archives: May 2021

Texas Hypocritical Liars Seek to Whitewash US History

The folks who argue against removal of confederate monuments falsely claim it’s “erasing history” or “whitewashing history” and make the disingenuous claim that “all history should be told, even the worst parts.” Some of those folks are in the Texas state legislature, and those folks, as this story shows, are actually trying to whitewash history. […]

No Common Ground

Here’s a really good conversation between Professor Karen Cox and Bjorn Skaptason of the Abraham Lincoln Bookshop on Professor Cox’s latest book, No Common Ground. The video’s description reads, “University of North Carolina, Charlotte history Professor Karen Cox discussed her book, No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice. She recounted the creation of Confederate […]

New Books in Military History Interview with Ty Seidule

Here’s a really good interview with BG Ty Seidule about his book, Robert E. Lee and Me. You can access the interview here.

1864 Presidential Election

Here’s Professor Jonathan White giving an excellent lecture on the presidential election of 1864. The video’s description reads, “Christopher Newport University Professor Jonathan White taught a class about the 1864 presidential election pitting incumbent Abraham Lincoln against his former top general, Democrat George McClellan. With casualties mounting and Union armies stalemated in the field, Professor White said by August 1864 Lincoln […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

Checking in on the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage. We begin with this article from Wake Forest University. The article tells us, “Wake Forest University will rename a campus building in an attempt to reckon with an institutional history that stretches back to before the Civil War and includes slavery. The university announced Friday that it will […]

House Where Lincoln Died

Here’s author James Swanson giving us a tour of the Peterson House, which is the house across the street from Ford’s Theatre and is the house where Lincoln died. The video’s description reads, “James Swanson, author of Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer, gave a tour of the Petersen House, where President Lincoln died after being shot […]

Historian Karen Cox: We Have ‘No Common Ground’ On Confederate Monuments

Here’s a terrific interview with Professor Karen Cox on confederate monuments and her new book, No Common Ground. There is also a segment with former Mayor Harvey Gantt. You can access the program here.

South Carolina Politicians Seek to Perpetuate the Black Confederate Lie

Racist politicians in South Carolina introduced this bill into the state legislature. [Begin quote] A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING SECTION 10-1-181 SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR AN AFRICAN AMERICAN CONFEDERATE VETERANS MONUMENT; AND BY ADDING SECTION 10-1-182 SO AS TO ESTABLISH AN AFRICAN AMERICAN CONFEDERATE VETERANS MONUMENT COMMISSION, TO PROVIDE […]

A Southerner’s Reckoning With The Myth Of The Lost Cause

Here’s another interview with BG Ty Seidule on his book, Robert E. Lee and Me. This is pretty good. You can access the program here.

CWTR Episode 1722: A Thousand May Fall: Life, Death, and Survival in the Union Army

Here’s a really good discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Professor Brian Matthew Jordan on Professor Jordan’s latest book.