Author Archives: Al Mackey

The Racist Goals of Confederate Heritage Reconstruction Lies

I saw this article from Professor Henry Louis Gates regarding the racist goals confederate heritage people had with their Reconstruction lies. Par for the course for confederate heritage folks. He starts by telling us, “Reconstruction, the period in American history that followed the Civil War, was an era filled with great hope and expectations, but […]

American Rambler Episode 27: Historian William C. Davis

This is a great discussion between Dr. Colin Woodward and the highly acclaimed and prolific historian William C. “Jack” Davis. They talk about Mr. Davis’ career, the book and magazine publishing business, and other interesting topics. You can access the podcast here.

Confederate Heritagists Lie About Reconstruction Too

I’m sure you’re not surprised, considering the lack of integrity among confederate heritage apologists. In this New Yorker article by Adam Gopnik, we can find a short overview of Reconstruction as presented in a new book by Henry Louis Gates. “Henry Louis Gates, Jr., in his new book, ‘Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the […]

Civil War Talk Radio Episode 1524: Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science

This is a fascinating discussion between host Dr. Gerald Prokopowicz and Dr. Shauna Devine, author of Learning from the Wounded: The Civil War and the Rise of American Medical Science. Dr. Devine discusses how treating wounded and diseased soldiers in the Civil War taught doctors a great deal and spurred medical advances. She spoke about the […]

Confronting More Confederate Heritage Lies

In this article, Christy Coleman of the American Civil War Museum dispells some more confederate heritage lies. “If you wonder why the United States has such a divergent view about the Civil War and Confederate monuments, it’s because it was crafted that way. We’ve spent 150 years lying to each other about what the war was […]

President-Elect Lincoln

This video from the 2019 Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposium held at Ford’s Theatre consists first of Dr. Michael Burlingame giving a presentation on Abraham Lincoln from the time of his election to his inauguration, and second of a panel of the contributors to the symposium taking questions from the audience. The video’s description reads, “Author […]

Opposing Confederate Heritage Lies

According to this article, the Southern Poverty Law Center is actively opposing the lies confederate heritage advocates consistently tell. We learn, “Multiple Southern states proudly devote public time, energy and resources to celebrate the Confederacy each year. North Carolina and South Carolina celebrate ‘Confederate Memorial Day’ on May 10. Kentucky, Louisiana and Tennessee celebrate it […]