Collective Stockholm Syndrome, Battered Wife Syndrome and Trump’s Base

Hostages, Battered Women, White Southerners, Working-Class Trump Supporters--could collective Stockholm Syndrome and Battered Wife Syndrome explain their cognitive dissonance?

What Passes for American History Education is Pathetic, and Now I Know Why

American history education is comprised mostly of disjointed, unimportant personal anecdotes, dates of battles and numbers killed. Cause and effect are barely touched upon. I can see why kids think, "Booooring!"

The Confederate Flag Will No Longer Fly at the South Carolina State Capitol

The governor is removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina State Capitol, but Southern politicians are still careful not to offend the folks who are proud of their Confederate heritage.

What Would Black History Look Like if the Reconstruction Had Continued?

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Slavery on My Mind

If the Federal Army had stayed in the South longer, if the Reconstruction had lasted longer, if America didn't experience the century-long setback that came after the Federal Army left, what would black history look like now?

Slaveholders, Militant Immediatists and Others on the Abolition Spectrum

This entry is part 5 of 9 in the series Slavery on My Mind

White Slaveholders, Black slaveholders, gradualists, immediatists, persuasive abolitionists,moral abolitionists and those who wanted all blacks shipped to Liberia -- they covered a broad spectrum of opinions that ranged from pro slavery to unconditional freedom.

What Is Good History Education: Civil War Battles or Why They Were Fought?

This entry is part 3 of 9 in the series Slavery on My Mind

In good history education, the focus is not the war itself. (In this case the American Civil War.) It's why it was fought, the effects of a war on the following years, decades, centuries, and most importantly, what we learned from it.

Slavery and the American Civil War: A Quick When and Why

This entry is part 2 of 9 in the series Slavery on My Mind

There's really no such thing as a quick overview of American slavery and the Civil War, so this is turning into a series.