Author Archives: Al Mackey

An Evening With David Blight

Here’s a nice discussion between Professor David Blight and Dr. Stan Deaton of the Georgia Historical Society on Professor Blight’s new book about Frederick Douglass. The video’s description reads, “On November 8, 2018, the Georgia Historical Society hosted a special program with Dr. David W. Blight for the debut of his new book, Frederick Douglass: […]

More Retreat of Confederate Heritage

There is breaking news out of Alabama. In a case arising out of Birmingham, Alabama’s putting barriers around its confederate monument, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Michael Graffeo declared the Alabama state law protecting confederate monuments to be unconstitutional and void. In this article we learn, “Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall sued the city, citing […]

Grant and Lee

This book is a result of Major General John Frederick Charles Fuller’s comparative study of Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee and their generalship. You can download and read this book for free here. This is an important book because this study led to a change in the author’s outlook as a result of […]

The Rear Guard of a Dying Breed or Part of a Continuing Blight?

Here’s an article from the December 2, 2018 issue of the Washington Post Magazine written by journalist Paul Duggan. Early in the story, Mr. Duggan describes 62-year-old Frank Earnest, the so-called “chief of heritage defense” of the Virginia Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, a group interested solely in making the confederacy look good at […]

General George Pickett

Here’s Professor Lesley J. Gordon of the University of Akron giving an excellent presentation on the confederate general George Pickett. This was given at this past summer’s symposium at Pamplin Park which featured a slate of all women historians. The video’s description reads, “Author Lesley Gordon talks about her book, General George E. Pickett in Life and […]

Fewer Lies in the Texas Capitol

In this story we learn, “A plaque honoring the Confederate States of America in the Texas Capitol will be taken down after a unanimous vote from the Texas State Preservation Board. The plaque, which was installed in 1959, came under scrutiny in 2017, when Dallas state Rep. Eric Johnson called for its removal because it says […]

Sherman’s March and American Memory

Here’s Professor Anne Sarah Rubin of the University of Maryland Baltimore County talking about William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea and how it has been remembered. This excellent presentation was part of this past summer’s symposium at Pamplin Park which featured a slate of all women historians. The video’s description reads, “Author Anne Sarah […]