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The Civil War – A Conflict By Any Other Name

The American Civil War, like many of its battles, has a multitude of names. Were these all simply different ways to say the same thing? Or were there ideologies behind them? Was the difference between "War of the Rebellion" and "War Between the States" basically the same as the difference

The Cornerstone of Objectivity: Davis’ Reaction to Stephens’ Speech

According to popular myth, when Jefferson Davis read Alexander Stephens’ Cornerstone Speech, he was taken aback and appalled. But is the story of Davis’ reaction accurate, or was it invented out of pure speculation and admiration for the Confederate President?

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