Imagining Confederate Victory: Different but the Same
Django Unchained: A Review
Abe Lincoln: Man! President! Vampire-slayer!
Roundtable on Turn: Washington’s Spies – Commentary by Jeremy Stoddard: History and Turn
Roundtable on TURN: Washington’s Spies – Introduction: Truth Versus Accuracy
The Founding Fathers and their Dysfunctional Families: The American Revolution on the silver screen
A Story about History: PBS Takes on the War of 1812
The Birth of a Genre: Slavery on film
Go West, Sensitive New-Age Guy
Cabin Fever in Frontier House
No More Kings
Is There a Historian in the House?: History, reality, and Colonial House
Playing Dress Up
Excerpts From “Kingdom”
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