Monthly Archives: August 2021

Families of Robert E. Lee and enslaved people unite to tell a more inclusive history together

This segment from CBS This Morning looks at the reopening of Arlington Mansion after renovation and brings together descendants of R. E. Lee and descendants of the people enslaved at Arlington. The video’s description reads, “For the first time in three years, visitors can return inside Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial, atop Arlington […]

CWTR Episode 1732: Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command

Here’s a really good discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Kent Masterson Brown, on Mr. Brown’s latest book, Meade at Gettysburg: A Study in Command.

In Depth: Annette Gordon-Reed

This is an excellent discussion with Professor Annette Gordon-Reed about her work. The video’s description reads, “Author, Harvard University professor, and historian Annette Gordon-Reed talked about American presidents, slavery, and emancipation. Her books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hemingses of Monticello and On Juneteenth.”

Antietam National Battlefield 2021 Battle Anniversary Schedule

The good folks at the Antietam National Battlefield have published their 2021 anniversary schedule. Thursday, September 16th Prelude to Battle – A battlefield hike that will look at the events that unfolded throughout the afternoon and evening of September 16, 1862. Meet at the New York State Monument, 6pm, for this 90 minute hike. Friday, September […]

The Generalship of Robert E. Lee, Part Eleven

The Fall, 2021 issue of Civil War Monitor [Volume 11, Number 3] contains an article from Professor Allen C. Guelzo titled, “Rethinking Robert E. Lee,” based on his forthcoming biography of Lee. Professor Guelzo gives us a number of insights to ponder. Early on he points out, “estimates of Robert E. Lee’s skills in that […]

Lincoln on Founding Fathers and Race

This is an excellent discussion of Abraham Lincoln and his evolving views on race and his views on the Founding Fathers. It features Professor Lucas Morel of Washington and Lee University and Professor Mark Steiner of the South Texas College of Law. The video’s description reads, “Abraham Lincoln scholars Lucas Morel and Mark Steiner discussed how the Founding Fathers influenced […]


Here’s another hilarious contribution from Atun-Shei Films correcting lost cause lies. He doesn’t really understand what Lee was doing and how Lee’s strategy was the best the confederates could put up, but other than that it’s pretty good. The video’s description reads, “Checkmate, Lincolnites! Debunking Lost Cause myths – as well as more benign common […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin this week’s update with this article from Alabama. “A Tuskegee city councilman wants Tuskegee to remove a statue of a Confederate soldier from a downtown park. But it may not be the city’s decision. Johnny Ford, a city councilman and former Tuskegee mayor, said Monday he planned to introduce a motion to have the […]

Ben Franklin’s World: Episode 304 Annette Gordon-Reed On Juneteenth

This is a really good conversation between host Dr. Liz Covart and her guest, Professor Annette Gordon-Reed on her new book, On Juneteenth. The episode’s description reads, “Annette Gordon-Reed, is the Carl M. Loeb University Professor and a Professor of History at Harvard University and Harvard Law School. Her books have won sixteen major awards […]

Finding the Source, with Kenneth Noe: Weather, Climate, and the American Civil War

Here is an excellent conversation between Professor Peter Carmichael, Dr. Ashley Whitehead Luskey, and Professor Ken Noe on Professor Noe’s latest book, The Howling Storm, dealing with the effects of weather during the Civil War.