Monthly Archives: January 2022

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin with this article out of Tuskegee, Alabama. “A Macon County judge is scheduled to consider arguments this week in a legal fight over a Confederate monument that has stood for 116 years in mostly black Tuskegee. Circuit Judge Steven Perryman has set a hearing for Thursday in a lawsuit filed on behalf of […]

GOP War on Teachers Moves to Full-on Fascism

Republicans warring on history and other teachers have moved into full-on Fascist actions. They’re supplementing racism with book banning, Brown Shirt-like intimidation tactics, and recruiting informants to report teachers to government thugs. We begin with this article out of Dallas, Texas. “On the floor of the Legislature, lawmakers brandished a small picture book. Republican legislators’ […]

Civil War as a Constitutional Crisis

Here’s Professor Rachel Sheldon giving an excellent lecture from her course titled, “A Constitutional History of the United States to 1877.” The video’s description reads, “Penn State professor Rachel Shelden taught a class on the Civil War as a constitutional crisis. She argued that, by the 1860s, the Constitution could no longer be used as a tool for compromise […]

In Depth: Allen Guelzo

Here’s Professor Allen C. Guelzo discussing Robert E. Lee, Abraham Lincoln, the Battle of Gettysburg, and other Civil War topics. The video’s description reads, “Author and historian Allen Guelzo joined Book TV to talk and take calls about the early intellectual history of the United States, the Civil War, the Reconstruction era, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, and more. Mr. Guelzo, who […]

NCWM Lessons in History with Dr. Rafuse – George B. McClellan & Civil-Military Relations.

Here’s Professor Ethan Rafuse of the US Army Command and General Staff College giving an excellent presentation on Major General George B. McClellan and Civil-Military relations at the National Civil War Museum. The video’s description reads, “Dr. Ethan Rafuse, Professor of History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, KS […]

Lessons of Reconstruction: A Panel Discussion

Senator Bernie Sanders hosted this discussion about Reconstruction with Professor Eric Foner, Professor Keeanga-Yamahata Taylor, and Professor Cornel West. It highlights how many of the issues of Reconstruction are relevant to today’s world.

Sweet Taste of Liberty

This is an excellent discussion with Professor Caleb McDaniel on his book, Sweet Taste of Liberty. He discusses the book with Professor Stephanie McCurry and Jordan Brewington. The video’s description reads, “Pulitzer Prize-winning author Caleb McDaniel told the story of Henrietta Wood, an enslaved woman who survived slavery twice and successfully sued her former owner for damages […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin by catching up on some articles that dropped through the cracks, such as this article out of Richmond, Virginia. “The same company that took down the Robert E. Lee statue in Richmond, Virginia, was hired to dismantle the city’s last major Confederate statue and the pedestals where other Civil War-linked monuments used to […]

The Mississippi Secession Convention

This book by Timothy B. Smith looks at the delegates and the actions of the Mississippi Secession Convention. He tells us, “While certainly the climax of the secession movement, the convention was nevertheless also the birth of another era of Mississippi politics. The secession question was finished with the passage of the ordinance on January […]

After Words: Nikole Hannah-Jones

This is a pretty good conversation between Professor Steven Hahn and Nikole Hannah-Jones about the newly released book, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story. The video’s description reads, “Nikole Hannah-Jones, creator of the 1619 Project and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, looked at American history, slavery, and its legacy in present-day America. She was interviewed by New […]