Allen Guelzo of Gettysburg College is presently engaged in a willfully mendacious portrayal of my ongoing research into Abraham Lincoln’s Civil War era colonization programs. This is not a lightly proffered criticism, but it is one I make note of to differentiate it from the honest interpretive disagreements that historians often have when considering a controversial subject, and to call attention to a breach of professional ethics in Guelzo’s characterizations of my work.Read the latest on the dust up here. Would you say that Dr. Magness scored a knock out? And in a somewhat related post, Brooks Simpson asks, Are Academics Their Own Worst Enemies?
Uh, yeah . . . pretty much.
(Hat tip to an anonymous reader for alerting me to the Guelzo/Magness spat.)