Daily Archives: June 16, 2020

The Myth Of The Lost Case: A Case Study In The Tension Between Criticism And Advocacy

There are many pitfalls that a historian can fall into that can greatly harm the quality of their work as scholars, and frequently scholars appear greatly ignorant of these pitfalls.  On the one hand, one can be so wrapped up … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: Rick Astley

It is not very uncommon in the annals of music history to think of artists who had tragic relationships with their music labels that drastically harmed their career–names like Badfinger [1] and Michelle Branch and Mr. Mister come readily to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mr. Jefferson’s Lost Cause

Mr. Jefferson’s Lost Cause:  Land, Farmers, Slavery, And The Louisiana Purchase, by Roger G. Kennedy The biggest mistake the author makes is in the title–and it may be the publisher’s fault and not his own to attempt to cash in … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Myth Of The Lost Cause And Civil War History

The Myth Of The Lost Cause And Civil War History, edited by Gary W. Gallagher And Alan T. Nolan While in general I am leery about books that demonize the South for the Lost Cause with with a broad brush, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Myth Of The Lost Cause 1865-1900

The Myth Of The Lost Cause 1865-1900, by Rollin G. Osterweis One of the strange asymmetries that one finds when it comes to the lost cause is that those who practice it do not mention it, while those that label … Continue reading

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