Author Archives: Al Mackey

More Racism by Confederate Monument Advocates

If I tried making up something like this, y’all would say there’s no way it’s believable, but this is in fact true, folks. Some confederate monument lovers are displaying their racism for all to see in North Carolina. See this article. The North Carolina Historical Commission is holding hearings to get public input as they […]

Videos From the 2018 Abolitionists Day

The Thaddeus Stevens Society put out the videos from last weekend’s 2nd Annual Abolitionists Day commemoration. The first video includes Mayor Streeter reading the city’s Abolitionists Day Proclamation.

The Gettysburg Gospel

This book by Professor Gabor Boritt, the retired founding Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College, is an outstanding inspection of the Gettysburg Address, placing it in its context and tracing its creation. He begins by describing the town of Gettysburg in 1863. “Gettysburg had eight churches with nine congregations, with Lutherans and […]

What I Did for Confederate Flag Day

The antihistorical Sons of Confederate Veterans, one of the heritage instead of history cults, designated Saturday, March 3, 2018 as “Confederate Flag Day.” My activities began with a book discussion of Gabor Boritt’s The Gettysburg Gospel: The Lincoln Speech That Nobody Knows, which is about the Gettysburg Address. My next activity was to attend the Thaddeus […]

How Black Americans Shaped Abraham Lincoln’s Life

This is a short interview with Professor Kate Masur of Northwestern University on the Chicago Public Broadcasting channel on how African-Americans influenced Abraham Lincoln. There is some really good information here. You can access it here.

The Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia on Abraham Lincoln Books

Here are three authors discussing their books on Abraham Lincoln. These presentations don’t add much for us, and I didn’t find them persuasive in motivating me to go out to get the books, but it’s probably worth the 78 minutes to watch the video. The video’s description reads, “The Lincoln Group of the District of […]

Civil War Conversations- The History and Hollywood of Glory

Here’s Professor Brian Steel Wills giving a presentation at the American Civil War Museum discussing the movie “Glory” and the real history of the 54th Massachusetts compared and contrasted with the screen version in the movie. The video’s description reads, “Every engagement during the American Civil War contained elements of human drama, but few were […]