North Carolina’s Civil War Sesquicentennial

Looks like Virginia has got some company.  The North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial is the official website for the state of North Carolina.  It includes a list of events and proposed projects.  Themes to be addressed include the following:

Emancipation, Secession and constitutional theory, and other topics.

Home front issues, Confederate soldiers, United States Colored Troops, Women’s issues, Unionists, and other topics.

The "Lost Cause" mythology, Confederate Memorials, Northern concepts of the war, African Americans’ struggle to keep their history alive during the "Lost Cause" era, Negro History Week, and other topics.

Very impressive

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

Purchase your copy today!

2 comments… add one
  • Kevin Levin Oct 25, 2007 @ 16:20

    See you at the dinner Andrew.

  • Andrew Duppstadt Oct 25, 2007 @ 16:14

    Glad you are impressed with North Carolina’s efforts so far. I think they are doing a really good job.

    On a separate note, will you be attending the Society of Civil War Historians dinner in Richmond next week? If so, I look forward to meeting you.

    Andrew Duppstadt

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