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“And you call yourself a historian?”: the misunderstanding and contempt for professional history.

I require no lectures from purveyors of pseudohistory and other nonsense on the standards of the historical profession.

By |2017-11-24T20:30:09+00:00November 24th, 2017|History|0 Comments

Lost America: Belle Grove Plantation, Iberville Parish, Louisiana.

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.

By |2017-03-04T20:30:37+00:00March 4th, 2017|Haunted Places, History, Spotlight|0 Comments

“The Valley of Forever” podcast: Episode 10, “Twice Upon a Time in the West.”

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.

By |2016-06-01T20:30:58+00:00June 1st, 2016|Podcasts, The Valley of Forever|0 Comments

Know-Nothings: “Gangs of New York,” Bill the Butcher and Donald Trump.

The angry xenophobic demagogue portrayed in Martin Scorsese's 2002 film is an eerie foreshadowing of the Republican Party's choice for President.

By |2016-05-13T20:30:29+00:00May 13th, 2016|History, Movies, News, Spotlight|0 Comments