A few things this historian wants to see in 2015….
- The 150th anniversary Grand Review of the Union Armies- following the same route through the nation’s capitol. Calling all Federal reenactors! Ken Burns documents the entire event- a fitting end to the sesquicentennial of America’s Civil War.
- An authentic, realistic, and gritty film made about the fighting men of the American Civil War. All politically correct platitudes about slavery, secession, and racism must be left out of the script… tell the story of the men who fought the war, not the academics who steal the narrative.
- A spirited talk show on the History Channel where controversial historical topics can be debated. False consensus and authoritative conjecture pass for the final word far too often in historical scholarship today- let the “experts” fight it out, for the record.
- George Washington returns to the top of the list of most “influential” Americans
- The National Park Service continuing to work with the Preservation Trust and other private groups to help preserve America’s heritage.