American History TV is in primetime on C-SPAN3 Friday night with three presentations on the Civil War from Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA.
First, the college's Civil War Institute Director Peter Carmichael looks at the military executions in General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s command. He talked about the different forms of punishment used under Jackson’s leadership in 1862, and the reactions of Confederate soldiers to these measures.
Then, history writers and internet journalists talk about online debate on Civil War history and their role in fostering conversation about the Civil War as bloggers. They discuss academic credibility and accuracy, online interactions with readers, the Internet as a tool for public education, and challenges facing researchers writing for Internet audiences.
And later, panelists discuss Mark Grimsley’s book, The Hard Hand of War: Union Military Policy Toward Southern Civilians, 1861-1865, which was the featured book of the 2012 Civil War Institute Summer Conference at Gettysburg College.