The legacy of racism is everywhere in American history, from marble mansions to ordinary streetcorners. We must reckon with it.
I require no lectures from purveyors of pseudohistory and other nonsense on the standards of the historical profession.
One aspect of history that doesn't get nearly enough attention as it should is the music of the past. People in all eras were surrounded [...]
Trump not only is ignorant about history, he sees absolutely no value in learning it--and that's an even bigger problem.
Two momentous events in American history occurred within days of one another in mid-April 1865. Their effects continue to reverberate today.
One of the grandest plantations in the South when it was finished in 1857, Belle Grove had a long, sad history of ruin until it finally burned in 1952.
A French painter turns his eyes and his brush toward the romantic "riverboat era" that flourished before the Civil War.
Why are so many military commanders in Civil War fiction complete sad sacks? The Civil War Pop blog tells us why.
So, they've rebooted "Roots," the epic miniseries originally produced in 1977 that tried to confront modern popular audiences with the institution of slavery. (I discussed [...]
This episode explores the backstory of the character known as Dale, which takes us back to the U.S. Civil War and an epic disaster on the Mississippi.