Kevin Levin’s offered a thoughtful response to my post, “Seeing What is Not There.”
What we have here is not a debate about whether free and enslaved blacks served as soldiers in the Confederate army. The folks referenced above are not engaged in deception; rather, they simply do not understand the relevant history nor do they understand how to engage in historical analysis.
Once in a while one should step back, reflect, and then pull things together. Such is the case with several posts that have appeared here in the past few weeks. Together they explore a common problem.