Bryan Stevenson on Charleston and Our Real Problem with Race
"I don't believe slavery ended in 1865, I believe it just evolved."
Corey G. Johnson
The Marshall Project
June 24, 2015
The Myth of Robert E. Lee And The "Good" Slave Owner
According to Lost Cause mythology, Lee was a benevolent slave owner who fought for states’ rights. His slaves said otherwise.
Glenn David Brasher
The Daily Beast
September 23, 2017
The Soldier Who Needed 'Nam
The story of one veteran who could never find peace—until he made Vietnam his home.
January 7, 2014
Episode-by-Episode Reviews: "The Vietnam War"
Watching Ken Burns' latest epic with a historian who has written extensively about the war.
Christian G Appy
Process: A Blog for American History
September 18, 2017
‘The Vietnam War’: Past All Reason
The new series by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick is mesmerizing. But it doesn’t answer key questions about the Vietnam War.
Andrew J. Bacevich
September 19, 2017
Americans Aren't Just Divided Politically, They're Divided Over History Too
Underlying current debates, says Jill Lepore, are fundamental conflicts over the meanings of the past.
May 23, 2017
Were the real prisoners of war the young Americans who never left home?
September 1, 1983
What should be done with civic monuments to the Confederacy and its leaders?
Dana B. Shoaf
Civil War Times Magazine
October 1, 2017
Partisans Often Try To Claim July 4 As Their Own. It Usually Backfires.
Independence Day has always been a political battlefield.
Kevin M. Kruse
Made by History
July 3, 2017
Vietnam in the Battlefield of Memory
On the war's 50th anniversary, peace activists will be challenging the Pentagon's whitewashed history.
April 15, 2015
Burns and Novick, Masters of False Balancing
In promoting healing instead of a search for truth, “The Vietnam War” offers misleading comforts.
September 15, 2017
Was Vietnam Winnable?
Most historians say no — but not all agree. We should hear them out.
New York Times
May 17, 2017