Historians Take on White Supremacist Memorials: A Round-Up

Since the tragic events in Charlottesville, many scholars of Civil War memory have been on the front lines of a public discussion about the meaning of white supremacist memorials, and their future in our nation's civil and collegiate landscapes. You will find below links to historian-authored op-eds and blog posts, listed in alpha order by … Continue reading Historians Take on White Supremacist Memorials: A Round-Up

Extreme History: Apache Pass, Arizona

As I turned off the highway and onto the county road, I made the call. My husband answered. “I’m going in,” I said. “Okay,” he replied, “Let me know when you’re out.” We hung up and I drove on, squinting in the sun, trying to find the brown road sign denoting a historic site. Ah. … Continue reading Extreme History: Apache Pass, Arizona

What’s in a List?

I haven’t written about the academic profession much on Historista, mostly because such topics always seem a little “inside baseball.” But last week, the New York Times published a “By the Book” interview with James McPherson, professor emeritus at Princeton University and one of the most well-known historians of the Civil War Era. The Times … Continue reading What’s in a List?