Category Internet

History, Disrupted

This is Jason Steinhauer discussing how history gets interpreted and how the internet and social media have affected the history profession and the craft of history. This is based on his book, History, Distrupted: How Social Media & the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past. The video’s description reads, “Historian Jason Steinhauer discussed how history […]

How to Know a Source is Credible

In this age of fake news, various types of misinformation and disinformation, lost cause lies, black confederate lies, the SCV and UDC, and other falsehood campaigns, we have to be able to discern good sources of information. In other words, “How do we know whom to believe?” Professor Sam Wineburg of Stanford University has been […]

Black History Teacher’s Viral TikTok Series

This is another article on a teacher’s creative use of social media. “Teaching Black history during Black History Month is not as easy as it once was amid ongoing critical race theory debates plaguing school systems, leading Ernest Crim III to take his Black history lessons beyond the classroom. ‘I have kids that’s come to […]


I came across this essay about using social media in the social studies classroom I thought I would share with you. “For most teachers, social media has no place in a classroom. When they do use it, they often retreat to or remain within the safer confines of ‘walled garden’ discussion and message boards where everything […]

Lives of Civil War African American Soldiers

In this video, Professor Elizabeth Varon and Dr. William Kurtz report on the latest digital history project from the University of Virginia, tracing the lives of African American Virginians who fought for the United States in the Civil War. The video’s description reads, “Elizabeth Varon and William Kurtz of the University of Virginia’s Nau Center for Civil War […]

3-D Virtual Tours of Gettysburg Buildings

Have you ever wanted to get inside the David Wills House where Lincoln stayed the night before he gave his Gettysburg Address but haven’t had the opportunity? How about the Lydia Leister House where Maj Gen George G. Meade had his headquarters and was the site of the famous July 2 Council of War? What […]

Civil War Defenses of Washington Fort Plans Now Available Online

As we see here, “Through a project with the Civil War Defenses of Washington Unit of the National Park Service, the Cartographic Branch has digitized over 700 architectural and engineering drawings for the forts making up the Defenses of Washington, DC, during the Civil War. These records are from RG 77, Fortification Map File, Drawer 169, Drawer 170, […]

CW Talk Radio Episode 1615: Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

In this episode of Civil War Talk Radio, host Professor Gerald Prokopowicz speaks with Kevin Levin on the black confederate myth. This is a terrific discussion. They discuss Professor Earl Hess’s controversial article from Civil War History in the first segment.

American Rambler Episode 148: Matt Hulbert

This is a terrific conversation between the host, Dr. Colin Woodward, and guest Dr. Matt Hulbert. It’s a great discussion regarding academic publishing, guerrilla warfare in the Civil War, and Dr. Earl Hess’s controversial article in Civil War History as well as who would you rather have dinner with, Robert E. Lee or Nathan Bedford Forrest. […]

The Rogue Historian Episode #70 Immigration, the Civil War, and Blogging Reconstruction

Here is an outstanding podcast discussion between host Dr. Keith Harris and Patrick Young, Esq., who writes The Reconstruction Era Blog. They get into blogging, Reconstruction, the recent Earl Hess article, and Ulysses S. Grant and his General Orders Number Eleven. Give it a listen. You can access the podcast here.