Blog Profile / Civil War Memory


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Archived Since:March 3, 2008

Blog Post Archive

David Blight, Frederick Douglass, and the 2016 Election

Some of you may know that David Blight is close to completing a biography of Frederick Douglass that is slated for publication late next year. This talk on Douglass at […]

AASLH Reconsiders Confederate Memorials and Monuments

The next issue of the AASLH‘s quarterly magazine, History News, will focus on the ongoing debate about Confederate monuments and memorials. The organization has focused a good deal of attention […]

Dylann Roof’s Civil War Memory

This week I am busy reading through drafts from the contributors to my book on how the Civil War is currently being interpreted at museums and historic sites. It involves […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 11/30

Thanks to those of you who offered suggestions for further reading on the Vietnam War. Keep them coming. Peter Cozzens, The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian […]

The President-Elect’s Tweets

One final thought: What opportunities are there to use the president-elect’s embrace of social media to encourage smart civic engagement among our students? What responsibilities come with having such access […]

Landscape and Memory in Vietnam

I trust that all of you had a Happy Thanksgiving with friends and family. My Thanksgiving included an invitation to join a team of educators and historians from the United […]

Meet Mose, Our Little “Gray Ghost”

Say hello to Mose, named after Col. John S. Mosby and for you “Office” fans, Dwight Schroot’s curious cousin. We picked up Mose, along with his sister, Clara, yesterday at […]

Recognizing an Imperfect Past at the Georgia Historical Society

Undergraduate instructors, public historians, and independent scholars that have an interest in the continuing and often bitter debates about how American history is remembered and commemorated throughout the country should […]

Dismantling of Louisville’s Confederate Monument Begins

In just the past few hours workers have begun work to dismantle Louisville’s Confederate monument in preparation for its relocation in Brandenburg. I believe this is the first large American […]

The Retreat of the Confederate Battle Flag Continues

A number of you emailed me a story that appeared in The New York Times about the supposed resurgence of the Confederate battle flag during the 2016 election. It is […]

“Give Us This Day Our Daily Cotton”

Came across this excerpt from a sermon delivered in 1860 in South Carolina by Rev. William O. Prentiss. The title is, “The Power of Slave Labor.” Three hundred and fifty…

My 2016 Best Picks For Civil War Monitor

Once again I had the chance to highlight a couple of my favorite Civil War titles of 2016 for The Civil War Monitor magazine. In addition to my picks, you…

Smithsonian’s Grievous Editorial Failure

Over the years I have accumulated a large file of print mail and emails from individuals who have taken issue with what I have written on this site and in…

Did Donald Trump Just “Blow Up” History?

The reference to ‘blowing things up’ has been used by political pundits to describe the frustration of the American electorate and what it hoped to accomplish in electing Donald Trump…

Confederate Heritage in the Age of Trump

There is a good deal about the outcome of this week’s election that I do not understand. There are also elements of it that I understand all too well. Even…

Teaching a Trump Presidential Victory

I would give my right arm to be in a history classroom today. Of course, that raises the question of what we as history educators should do to help our…

Steven Hahn’s “War of the Rebellion”

In his new book, A Nation Without Borders: The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910, historian Steven Hahn dispenses with the popular reference to…

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 11/05

Update: A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had auditioned to host a show for A&E/History. Well, today I learned that I have advanced to the next round of…

“An Ex-Officer of Lee’s Army…Purged of Southernism”

I just finished re-reading a couple of chapters in Gaines Foster’s book, Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South, 1865-1913 (Oxford University…

Charlottesville To Keep Its Confederate Monuments

Last night the commission tasked with making a decision about the future of Charlottesville’s Lee and Jackson monuments voted 6 – 3 to maintain these structures in their current locations.…

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