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Hugo Ballin’s career matches the full sweep of L.A.’s classic age of murals, and they were the stuff of Millard Sheet’s early years as an artist. Many survive; learn more on this great new site, with maps and illustrations:

Fake Canadians in the U.S. Colored Troops: My latest for the @NYTcivilwar series. #canada #cw150 #afterslavery

LISTEN/BUY: Civil War Wests: Testing the Limits of the United States is now ready to pre-order! Come listen to each author give a 3-minute version of their essay! Links and details here:

Great show for historians today @kcrw @pressplay @themadbrand For a deeper history of CA palms, eucalypts, and more,

VIDEO with some stories that are also in my book: #MO Reconstruction voting rights after Civil War: Virginia Minor and James M Turner advocate expansion #STL

VIDEO: A look at the Beverly Hills art and architecture from the Millard Sheets Studio, with my narration.

A look at the #dingbat, my convenient (and apparently earthquake-unfriendly) LA housing form — via @CurbedLA

If you see the Overdrive exhibit @BuildingMuseum, consider this review from its time @Getty:

LINK: my article on George Engelmann, his barometer, & measuring America from #STL in the #cw150 Civil War Era: