In June 1863 Robert E. Lee decided to invade the North. Was this the best choice he could have made? Why or why not? What else could he have done?
The Sunday Question
Should Abraham Lincoln have suspended the writ of habeas corpus in 1861? In so doing, did he act constitutionally?
Do you think the sesquicentennial will have any lasting impact on changing Americans’ historical memory of the Civil War and its significance? If so, how and in what areas? If not, why not?
… mark the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War?
There’s a good deal out there about why bloggers blog, and bloggers, as is their wont, comment on why they blog (or don’t blog). However, it is safe to say that one reason bloggers continue to blog is because people read the blog and respond to the blog, often in the comments section (there’s a secondary comment area that’s not readily apparent because it does not take place in the comments section, but suffice it to say that I’ve seen extensive discussions about blogs and blog posts on various discussion groups; sometimes those discussions even give rise to blog posts because the blogger is able to identify an audience he/she knows will respond).
Which aspect of the Civil War era do you believe is (a) the most misunderstood (b) the most underexamined (that needs more attention) (c) the most underappreciated?
Okay, so that’s three questions.
If you could make a film on the Civil War, what would you choose as the subject of your film?
What’s your favorite Civil War movie? Why?
Stay tuned for part two later today.
If you were to point historians to emulate existing studies as they write military history, which three books would you highlight, and why?
For this Sunday, we’ll inquire about your reading list once more. Which book on the South and the coming of the Civil War would you most recommend to others, and why?