Check out James Cobb’s post, which appeared in the New Republic Online on slavery apologies. He makes a compelling case. Ed Ayers reviews Heather Cox Richardson’s new book West From Appomattox: The Reconstruction of America After the Civil War (Yale University Press, 2007). I’ve read the first chapter and will have some things to say later. University of South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier believes that the Confederate flag should not fly atop the statehouse. All is lost when you can’t count on your football coach to support the "Old South."
Thanks for reading this post. Scroll down, leave a comment and join the conversation if you are so inclined. Follow me on Twitter and join the Civil War Memory Facebook group for continuous updates and additional links to newsworthy items from around the interwebs. Stay up to date by subscribing to this blog’s feed. You can also check out my recently published book, Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder.