Category: History

Sherman and the Strains of Leadership

Sherman and the Strains of Leadership

By Eric Michael Burke In this post, Eric Michael Burke recounts the circumstances that led William Tecumseh Sherman to confess, “I have not the confidence of a Leader in this… READ MORE

Living History

By Raquel Kennon Raquel Kennon reveals how her family’s lineage intersected with her academic training and resulted in a book tracing the literary and cultural legacies of slavery in the… READ MORE

Review Roundup: March 2021

Review Roundup: March 2021

LSU Press publishes the works of a host of talented scholars and poets. Each month, we take a moment to recognize the impact these authors and their works are having… READ MORE

Southern Ghosts of Christmas Past

Southern Ghosts of Christmas Past

Belles and Poets: Intertextuality in the Civil War Diaries of White Southern Women, a new book by Julia Nitz, analyzes the Civil War diary writing of eight white women from… READ MORE

Review Roundup: November 2020

Review Roundup: November 2020

LSU Press publishes the works of a host of talented scholars and poets. Each month, we take a moment to recognize the impact these authors and their works are having… READ MORE

Gene Tomko Talks about a Forgotten Jazz Great

Gene Tomko Talks about a Forgotten Jazz Great

Gene Tomko’s Encyclopedia of Louisiana Musicians: Jazz, Blues, Cajun, Creole, Zydeco, Swamp Pop, and Gospel is the culmination of years of exhaustive research. Here, he shares some of the research that did… READ MORE

Call It What It Is: Propaganda

Call It What It Is: Propaganda

By John Maxwell Hamilton and Kevin R. Kosar (Excerpted from a piece that originally ran in Politico; click here for the full-length article) Most Americans associate propaganda with totalitarian regimes,… READ MORE