Monthly Archives: December 2022

Some States Pursuing Reparations

Movements in California and New York, especially in California, are pursuing reparations for oppression suffered by African Americans. The California movement is far in advance of New York, where the movement is still looking for legislative support. Let’s begin by looking at this article about California. “A new report by a California state task force […]

Sort Fact from Fiction Online with Lateral Reading

Lateral reading will help you find out if the website you’re looking at is credible. This video tells you how to do it. The video’s description reads, “Free Civic Online Reasoning lessons, assessments and videos are available at Lateral reading is a powerful digital literacy strategy to combat fake news. Based on research with […]

CWRT Oct 2021: David Dixon on The American Civil War: A Radical, International Revolution

Here’s David Dixon giving an excellent talk to the Chicago Civil War Round Table on August Willich, the subject of his latest book. I have to say I don’t agree with his first thesis, that the Civil War was a part of a global radical revolution. I don’t think that was demonstrated, but let’s see […]

Military Historians Are People Too! Podcast: S2E14 Susannah Ural, University of Southern Mississippi

This is an excellent discussion between the cohosts, Professors Brian Feltman and Bill Allison and their guest, Professor Susannah Ural. The episode description reads, “Our guest today is the absolutely delightful Susannah Ural! Susannah J. Ural is a professor of history and co-director of the Dale Center for the Study of War & Society at […]

Hampton Newsome on Gettysburg’s Southern Front

Here’s an excellent discussion between author Hampton Newsome and host Bjorn Skaptason of the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. They discuss Mr. Newsome’s latest book, Gettysburg’s Southern Front. As a result of this interview, I’m moving that book up to the top of my “to read” pile. The video’s description reads, “Hampton Newsome joined Bjorn Skaptason […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

This week saw more confederate heritage losing across the nation. We begin with this story from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. “The United States Military Academy at West Point will start removing Confederate symbols from its campus, including taking down a portrait of Gen. Robert E. Lee dressed in his […]

CWTR Episode 1913: Mary Lincoln Demystified

This is a pretty good discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, author and Mary Lincoln portrayer Donna McCreary.

PBS “The Neutral Ground”: The Lost Cause

This excerpt from the PBS program, “The Neutral Ground,” looks at the beginnings of the lost cause lie. You can access the video here.

The American Civil War: Obsolete Myths and Real Questions (Andrew Zimmerman, PhD)

Here’s Professor Andrew Zimmerman of George Washington University dispelling myths about the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “This lecture will introduce some of the most interesting and important questions historians of the American Civil War are asking today. These include: what role did slaves themselves play in the end of slavery? How did the […]

CWTR Episode 1909: True Blue: White Unionists in the Deep South during the Civil War and Reconstruction

Here’s an excellent discussion between host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz and his guest, Dr. Clayton J. Butler, author of the book, True Blue: White Unionists in the Deep South During the Civil War and Reconstruction.