An earlier post mentioned a trip we took to the area around Fredericksburg in search of old slave cabins. Below are a few more images from the places we visited.
Coaxing stories from the shadows. That was the title of the last post on the blog—I know, it was a while ago—and that seems to be what we’re still up… Read More»
In his lovely book Bloody Promenade: Reflections on a Civil War Battle (1999), Stephen Cushman writes about acoustic shadows, a phenomenon in which people sometimes could hear battles from far… Read More»
In 1953, two Jesuit scholars, Clifford M. Lewis and Albert J. Loomie, published The Spanish Jesuit Mission in Virginia 1570–1572. The book is a collection of primary documents that tells… Read More»
We’ve just published our entry on Mary Richards Bowser. Born into slavery, Bowser played an important role in the pro-Union spy ring that Elizabeth Van Lew ran in Richmond during the American Civil War. Lois Leveen, the… Read More»