By Codie Eash Businessman Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president of the United States by declaring, in part, what has become his campaign mantra: “We need…somebody that literally will take this country and make it great again.” Later in… Continue Reading Lincoln and the Rhetoric of American Exceptionalism
The John L. Nau III Center for Civil War History at the University of Virginia is pleased to name J. Matthew Gallman’s Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front (University of North… Continue Reading Winner of the 2016 Bobbie and John Nau Book Prize Announced
Some professors take their undergraduates on day-long outings or extended field trips to historical sites. Julie Mujic, assistant professor of history at Sacred Heart University (along with her colleague Jennifer McLaughlin) has been experimenting with a different kind of trip… Continue Reading Undergraduates out in the Field: A Q&A with Julie Mujic
by Adam Arenson Civil War courses tend to start and end with the American West. Whether the course starts from Native-newcomer encounters, the importation of African slaves or the U.S. War with Mexico, the western-expansion history of Euroamerican land… Continue Reading Syllabus Hacker: The American West and the Civil War
By Colin Woodward Every student of Lee knows that the general was born on January 19, 1807. Or was he? Check out Robert E. Lee’s entry at the Encyclopedia Virginia and you will find that the general’s birth date… Continue Reading Was Robert E. Lee Born on His Birthday?