Category: Education

  • Harriet Tubman on the $20

    As you’ve probably heard, Harriet Tubman is slated to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. This has led to a sort-of debate. I say sort-of, since the issue was decided by the Washington bureaucrats and not the people, whom no one thought to ask. Liberals have hailed the inclusion of a black woman, while […]

  • Review: Death and the Civil War (PBS American Experience)

    I’ve been a fan of the American Experience series for quite some time now.  I love the way PBS takes significant events in American History and covers them in surprising detail for a television show.  Experts, typically those who have written books on a subject or have spent considerable portions of their lives studying the […]

  • Short Takes

    Real world has been intruding again, leaving little time for blogging. Nevertheless… A group of academics, some of them historians, urged President Obama not to lay a wreath at the Confederate memorial in Arlington on Memorial Day. One of them was James McPherson. Now my opinion of McP has been declining for a while, as […]

  • The Civil War in the classroom

    Cross posted at Civil War History. Given this very interesting post by Brett, I thought I would bring up an interesting couple of ideas for teaching the war in the classroom and see what you all think. While understanding slavery and emancipation are essential to understanding the war years, I do feel that some classes […]

  • How to Use TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog

    I have been running a Civil War blog in one form (American Civil War Gaming & Reading) or another (TOCWOC) since late 2005 with several hiatuses.  Due to this, I sometimes fall into the bad habit of assuming readers know exactly how TOCWOC – A Civil War Blog can be used to read articles of […]

  • A Guide to Civil War Books for Beginners, Part 1: Civil War Overviews

    This is the first of hopefully many blog entries for beginning Civil War readers about Civil War books they might like to read.  This is not a post aimed at children or young adults, though I do hope to target those audiences in the future as well.  Instead, I hope to provide a nice guide […]

  • Hey y’all

    Hello. My name is Matthew Young, and I’m a Civil War junkie. That’s why this blog appealed to me so much to begin with. I found it totally by accident while browsing in the AGEOD ACW Forums. The more I read, the more I enjoyed it. I wrote to Brett asking if I could contribute, […]