…but it may take me some time to sort through it all.  Had a great time in Gettysburg this weekend.  I was challenged intellectually.  I caught up with old friends and even made a few new ones.  It’s the kind of weekend that leaves you exhausted, but rejuvenated and ready to tackle new projects.

For now I want to leave you with an image that Jonathan Noyalas analyzed in a panel on teaching Civil War memory that I took part in on Friday.  Enjoy.

Duffs Rebel Restaurant from Noyalas

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    • Hi Brad,

      Jonathan used it to show the broad range of primary sources that can be used to introduce topics of memory, especially the influence of the Lost Cause.

  1. How old is this image?

    The labeling of Grant and Lee looks like something Herblock would have done in 1955…how dense does the audience have to be to not understand who and what is being portrayed; the “Courthouse” label and “the surrender” caption are pretty ham-handed as well.

    Entertaining, however.

    As far as popular memory goes, here is one I saw in a story about the current Republican Party:

    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2013/03/derek_khanna_the_young_republican_lost_his_job_in_the_house_for_having_the.2.html

    “Admiral” Burnside…

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