About Me and the Site

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 frequently and you’ll find updates with links to history related stories and blogs. Often I have a few short thoughts and comments, other times I don’t.  Sometimes I have longer musings on the stories, but I try to avoid it (Trump makes that difficult though). I promise.  (I don’t have the time, and neither do you!)  Lastly, I occasionally have longer reviews of history related TV shows and movies.

But who am I?

My name is Glenn David Brasher, and I am an instructor of history at the University of Alabama (opinions expressed here are completely my own). 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 book, and in Civil War Monitor magazine. Currently, I have a book chapter in the works for Cambridge University Press, and my next book project involves editing a collection of primary sources.  Please follow me on Twitter @GlennBrasher

2 thoughts on “About Me and the Site

  1. Hello, Dr. Brasher. I discovered your blog when, in my sadness after the cancellation of Mercy Street, I was Googling around to see what others might be thinking about the cancellation. I am very pleased to have discovered your blog and have added it to my regular reading list. In your March 14th posting, you asked if anyone had started a petition. I did come across one at


    • Thanks, May Ann, I hope you do not grow bored with the blog! As for the petition, I am ahead of you, as I posted the link to it just the other day. Like you, I hope it can be saved.


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