Richmond is not the only place where the War Between the States still rages. It’s still very much alive in the New York Times.
Disunion is a new series of blogs on the NYT site, one of which is written by Jamie Malanowski. He reports on the Civil War as it happened, one week at a time. Here’s the first installment, which begins prior to the War with Lincoln’s election. I intend on following the blog until the War’s conclusion in five years. What I like is Jamie’s contemporary and fresh approach to history — and I like Jamie’s voice, as well. He’s knowledgeable and he’s an exciting writer, as opposed to many other published historians who, frankly, should never be allowed near a keyboard.
Jamie’s also a nice guy with a great sense of humor, who I’m happy to have as a new online friend.
Go. Read Jamie’s blog. Experience the glorious and bloody past.
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