American Civil War

How to Finally Win the Civil War

The South has never believed in democracy. So it’s no wonder the GOP doesn’t. But the battle for democracy must be won.

By Jonathan Zasloff

Yes, Let Us Have Peace. But...

We must try to move forward. But we must remember and pronounce, not idealize or excuse, those who put us through these four searing years.

By Brandon R. Byrd

Opposition to the Lost Cause Is Still Political

The one problem with Mitch Landrieu's otherwise remarkable and important speech.

By Nathan Pippenger

Lincoln the Emancipator

One hundred fifty years ago, Abraham Lincoln emancipated the slaves. Just how he got there might surprise you.

By David W. Blight