George Washington Gordon, the Klan, and the History of Confederate Memorials

Unless you are a student of Civil War military history, you’ve probably never heard of Confederate general George Washington Gordon. Yet, he was a seminal figure in the early years of the Ku Klux Klan and an important voice in the construction of the Lost Cause ideology. The debate over Confederate monuments the past fewContinue reading “George Washington Gordon, the Klan, and the History of Confederate Memorials”

More on Historians and Online Sources

The recent H-SHEAR exchange about online sources, which I blogged about previously, has prompted other related discussions. On H-CivWar, a review of Edward Sebesta and James Loewen’s The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader prompted Peter Knupfer, H-Net guru extraordinaire, to question the lack of online resources in document readers. His post elicited a response from SebestaContinue reading “More on Historians and Online Sources”

2010 Tennessee Conference of Historians

The 2010 Tennessee Conference of Historians will meet on the campus of Cumberland University on 10-11 September 2010. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Caroline Janney, Associate Professor of History at Purdue University. An OAH Distinguished Lecturer, Dr. Janney is the author of Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies’ Memorial Associations and theContinue reading “2010 Tennessee Conference of Historians”