Books and Essays

I am currently researching material for a book on D. W. Griffith's controversial 1915 silent film on the Civil War and Reconstruction: The Birth of a Nation. This is a work in progress, and it might take a minute to finish. Until then, may I offer you other selections... 

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Across the Bloody Chasm

My first book - a look at the commemorative efforts of Civil War veterans of both Union and Confederate armies. 

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Cold Harbor to the Crater

Edited by Gary W. Gallagher and Caroline E. Janney - I offer my take on Confederates' prospects for victory in mid-1864

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The Kentucky Register

The most recent of my journal contributions, I weigh in with other scholars on a recent book on Kentucky's Civil War memory