Why No Recent Posts?

African American soldier guarding Germanprisoners during World War II I have been heavily engaged for the past four months in producing a second edition of my account of African Americans’ experience in North America. To begin with, although the New York Times...

Presentation on Us Colored Troops

There was a pretty good turnout at Bull Run Library last night as I presented on the decisive role the United States Colored Troops played ending the Civil War. The power of white supremacy and racism after the war manifested itself as soon as the victory parades on...

Speaking Engagements

While I’d prefer to be more “in demand,” I’ve been fortunate to have shared the findings of my book with a fair amount of folks, from Lake of the Woods (near Fredericksburg), to the James Madison Museum in Orange, to the African American...

What’s UP?

Readers may have noticed that there have been no new blog postings since September. Relevant topics from Collective amnesia have hardly been exhausted; I’ve simply continued reading and made several major discoveries. Of course, I’ve also been busy giving...

The “Lost Cause” — What Does It Mean?

The Southern account of the Civil War began to be written almost as soon as the guns went silent. Edward Pollard, the wartime editor of the Richmond Examiner, published his 752-page The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates in 1866....