March of the (Trite, Predictable) Lincoln Empire Apologists
I completely forgot that the History Channel broadcast Sherman’s March this past Sunday evening (April 22). My students have since reminded me: a number of them stumbled into the broadcast and noted my talking head bits (along with those of John F. Marszalek, Steve Woodworth, and several others). So have a few email correspondents, including this gem from Tallapoosa, Georgia:
I caught your “act” on the History Channel last night reference your “Uncle Billy”. Very amusing. It would have been something to see your process of rationalization on display at Nuremberg. I suppose that the opinions of those four “Professors” from Southern Universities were intended to add some kind of legitimacy to the premise of the show for Southern viewers. You “Lincoln Empire” apologists are so predictable and trite.
For those in need of trite predictability, I offer the following times when the show is scheduled to be rerun:
Saturday, April 28 08:00 PM
Sunday, April 29 12:00 AM
Saturday, May 05 05:00 PM
Or if you need trite predictability on call at any time, just buy the DVD. (It makes a great mother’s day gift!)
UPDATE, April 27, 6:45 p.m. – As usual, I’m behind in my reading of Other People’s Blogs. In this instance, I missed two good posts regarding Sherman’s March. Both appear on Kevin Levin’s Civil War Memory.