Category Neoconfederates

Monument, Myth & Meaning

This program from New York City’s Cooper Union is a panel discussion on Civil War monuments, their meanings, and myths surrounding them. The video’s description reads, “A conversation with Michele H. Bogart, Stony Brook University Professor; James Grossman, Executive Director of the American Historical Association; Julian LaVerdiere, co-creator of the Tribute in Light Memorial; visual […]

More on Kelly’s Poor Historical Interpretation

Historians and others continue to respond to John Kelly’s historical illiteracy. Stephen Engle has this letter in the New York Times. He writes, “The facts reveal that much of our early federal history was about political conflict and compromise. The Civil War came about not for lack of an ability to compromise, but rather precisely because of compromise, […]

General Kelly’s Historical Illiteracy

Novelist Tom Clancy once opined that senior military officers have the equivalent of a Ph.D. in history. White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a retired USMC general officer, proved yesterday that claim fails to hold water. Showing he hasn’t read a serious book about the coming of the Civil War at least since the […]

The SCV Keeping the Black Confederate Myth Alive

I came across this story out of Virginia, where a group of heritage instead of history types from the SCV are pushing the black confederate myth in a trip to Petersburg to the grave of Dick Poplar, whom they refer to as a black confederate soldier. According to them, he was “A black Confederate who, […]

The Virginia SCV Sides With White Supremacist Terrorists

I guess we shouldn’t be surprised when the SCV comes out on the side of the white supremacist terrorists [besides not knowing the difference between “insight” and “incite” or the plural of “arrest”]. After all, their ancestors perpetrated white supremacist terrorism during Reconstruction. This is also the group that aligned themselves with the white supremacist […]

Updates From the White Supremacist Pro-Confederacy Terrorism in Charlottesville

The victim of the terrorist car attack has been identified as 32-year-old Heather Heyer, a paralegal working for the Miller Law Group in Charlottesville and a native of Greene County, Virginia. She died standing up for what was right. And make no mistake, this was an act of terrorism. Unbelievably, I made that point on […]

Is It Valid to Compare Confederates With Nazis?

Gee, why would anyone get that idea?