Civil War Era Studies
A quick reflection this week. This started as a comment on Brooks Simpson's comments on Colin Woodward's blog post at his new blog civilwarhistorian highlighting a quote he found in a Massachusetts newspaper. Whew... now that that's out of the way.
The validity of the quote has been called into question, and seemingly thereby its usefulness to the historian. But I object to consigning this tidbit to the dustbin of history. [excerpt]
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Rudy, John M., ""...Sexual Relations with that Woman...": Why the Lee Quote is Still Valid" (2011). Interpreting the Civil War: Connecting the Civil War to the American Public. 197.