This is another book of essays by Professor Gary Gallagher. He writes about Lee, about his principal subordinates, and how they’ve been remembered. “All of the essays in this book explore in some fashion the effect of Lost Cause arguments on popular perceptions of Lee and several of his most famous lieutenants.” [p. xi] Eleven […]

Slate Academy has a series on Reconstruction that is pretty good. You can start checking it out here.

Here’s a short clip of sociologist James Loewen discussing the retreat of confederate monumentation and iconography. He mentions not only the Charleston murders but also the Charlottesville riots by white supremacists. What do you think?

Here’s Ranger Zach Siggins, who is really doing a great job as a fairly new ranger at Gettysburg, giving an excellent battle walk discussing the performance of the 147th New York on July 1, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. Unfortunately it cuts off before he ends the program, but when it cuts off he’s […]

Here’s a really good discussion from WFVA in Fredericksburg, VA between host Ted Schubel and John Hennessy, Chief Historian at the Fredericksburg/Spotsylvania National Military Park. The description reads, “Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park Chief Historian John Hennessy talks about the art of writing–and the art of writing a history book. Some recent history books […]

Here we have four cases all dealing with condemnation of vessels as slave ships. The vessels and the citations for their cases were the Kate 69 US [2 Wall.] 350; the Sarah 69 US [2 Wall.] 366; the Weathergage 69 US [2 Wall.] 375; and the Reindeer 69 US [2 Wall.] 383. All four cases are from the December, 1864 term […]

Here’s a terrific interview on Radio West, on KUER in Salt Lake City, Utah, conducted by host Douglas Fabrizio with his guest, Professor David Blight of Yale University. The interview is loaded with great things. They talk about monuments, about Shelby Foote, about Robert E. Lee, the Lost Cause, and about the memory of the […]