A New Civil War Blog

I recently discovered a very interesting blog that falls very close to my own reading and research interests.  The blog is called "not in memoriam, but in defense," which as many of you know is a reference to the 1930 Agrarian manifesto, I’ll Take My Stand.  Here is a bit from Sarah’s first post:

Beginning on June 14, I will begin my
thesis research on Confederate monuments in three Southern cities: Richmond,
Stone Mountain, and the tiny town of Moulton, Alabama. From this research I hope
to understand how myths of the South have changed in recent years. Specifically,
I want to figure out how Confederate monuments have fared in cities in which
there has been a dramatic demographic shift. According to the 2000 census,
Richmond is almost 60% black. Stone Mountain, a city outside of Atlanta, is
nearly 70% black. Both of these cities are home to two of the most famous cites
of Confederate memorializing: Monument Avenue in Richmond, and the face of Stone
Mountain.

Entries catalog both her travels and research.  You will find a link to this site with the other Civil War bloggers. 

 
 

3 thoughts on “A New Civil War Blog

  1. Sarah

    Hi Kevin,

    Thanks so much for taking the time to read through my blog. I didn’t know anyone out there read it besides my parents and my friends (as you might have surmised from reading the comments). I’ll link you as well!

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  2. American Civil War Gaming & Reading

    Not in Memoriam, But In Defense: A New Civil War Blog

    We have another entry in the Civil War blogging community. Thanks to Kevin Levin and Eric Wittenberg for pointing this one out. Sarah, a Harvard student, discusses her summer research project involving Confederate monuments in three Southern towns: Ric…

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  3. American Civil War Gaming & Reading

    Not in Memoriam, But In Defense: A New Civil War Blog

    We have another entry in the Civil War blogging community. Thanks to Kevin Levin and Eric Wittenberg for pointing this one out. Sarah, a Harvard student, discusses her summer research project involving Confederate monuments in three Southern towns: Ric…

    Reply

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