SPLC Catalogs Confederate Iconography

Update: It’s worth reading Robert Moore’s post on the SPLC report. I agree that a bottom-up approach to Confederate monuments must not be overlooked, but I also believe he too […]

When Slaves Adorned American Currency

It’s been a few months since I published anything at The Daily Beast, but Wednesday’s announcement that Harriet Tubman will soon adorn the $20 bill prompted me to briefly reflect […]

Former Student Petitions to Save Lee Monument

Last night’s meeting of the Charlottesville City Council on the future of its Confederate monuments was well worth watching in its entirety. A number of people spoke, expressing a wide […]

‘Making America Confederate Again’

Right now the Virginia Flaggers are holding a rally at Charlottesville’s Lee Park in anticipation of a city council meeting tonight that will discuss the future of Confederate monuments in […]

Silas Chandler in BuzzFeed News

This morning BuzzFeed published an extensive and thoughtful essay about Silas Chandler and his place in the black Confederate narrative by Adam Serwer. Serwer carefully explores the available sources related […]

Gary Gallagher on Confederate Monuments

Gary Gallagher was recently interviewed on the current debate in Charlottesville, Virginia over the future of Confederate monuments. Gallagher makes a strong case for contextualizing these sites rather than removing […]

Could This Man Be Silas Chandler?

Update: Here is another sketch set during Davis’s flight from Richmond that depicts camp slaves on foot and as teamsters. Recently I went through some old email correspondence related to […]

Gary Gallagher to Lecture ‘About Us’

Tomorrow afternoon Gary Gallagher will deliver a lecture on his home turf of the University of Virginia on the state of Civil War history. As you can see by the […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 04/10

Over the weekend, Martha Hodes’s wonderful book, Mourning Lincoln, was once again honored, this time with the OAH’s Avery O. Craven Award. This is one of my favorite memory studies […]