Believe it or not, the American Civil War and slavery


December 21, 2014

A Stands for Adam

The picture above depicts Tyler Lewis, fictional brother of Jim Lewis, who became a Union spy. Unlike Jim, Tyler let his hatred of the lash of […]
December 17, 2014

Stonewall’s doubts

As historical fiction, Uncle T and the Uppity Spy speculates that while Stonewall Jackson fervently believed that God had crowned his military efforts with the victories […]
December 17, 2014

Little Sorrel and Jim pay Tribute

General Thomas Stonewall Jackson’s amputated arm is buried in a separate grave from the rest of his body. It is ironic to this author that the […]
December 17, 2014

Tom the Adroit Politician

Uncle T and the Uppity Spy’s star character Jim Lewis stayed on the Confederate side of the war. Today Jim might be labeled an “Uncle Tom,” which is […]
December 17, 2014

Coon Huntin

The gospel song “Wade in the Water” is often sung today at baptisms. However, in the era of slavery, the song contained covert guidance for escaping. Since bloodhounds […]
December 17, 2014

Perseverance is King.

“Never give in. Never give in. Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honour and good […]
December 14, 2014

The Promotion

Some black men volunteered to fight for the Confederacy out of loyalty to their homeland. For example, a militia of 440 free black men formed up […]
December 14, 2014

Two Faces of Uncle Tom

These days, the term “Uncle Tom” can hold two distinct meanings. The first is spun out of the derivative adaptations of Harriet Stowe’s original novel Uncle […]