Historista

Examining the surprising, cool, and weird ways that people engage with history in everyday life
Warning sign posted at the Fort Union National Monument, New Mexico.
Why do so few historians talk about the American Civil War in the West? And by “the West” I don’t mean the trans-Mississippi. I mean the vast stretches of high desert and the extensive mountain ranges west of the 100th meridian, where elevation and aridity make everything a bit more difficult: breathing, walking, growing...