This is not a blog in the traditional sense. Almost daily, I find myself trolling around the internet looking for interesting blogs and news stories that involve history. Once I find something that I think others might be interested in as well, I tend to post a link on Twitter and sometimes Facebook. But it occurred to me that it might prove helpful to collect them together each day and post them in a central location. So please return here daily and you’ll find frequent updates with links to history related stories and blogs (mostly US history, but frequently not). Sometimes I will have a few short thoughts and comments, sometimes I won’t. But you’ll almost never get any long diatribes or musings on the stories, I promise. I don’t have the time, and neither do you!
But who am I?
I am an instructor of history at the University of Alabama. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, I received my PhD from the University of Alabama. For eight years I was a seasonal park ranger at the Richmond National Battlefield Park. My book, The Peninsula Campaign and the Necessity of Emancipation was the 2013 recipient of the Wiley-Silver Award from the Center for Civil War Research at the University of Mississippi. I’ve also written essays that have appeared on the New York Times “Disunion” blog, and in Civil War Monitor magazine. Follow on Twitter @GlennBrasher