Memory and History at Ground Zero

There is a wonderful article in yesterday’s New York Times on the challenges of commemorating and interpreting the tragedy of 9-11 at “Ground Zero” in Manhattan.  Back in January I wrote on some of the parallels between 9-11 and Civil War memory at the Atlantic.  As someone interested in public history and interpretation and as…

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Goodbye, Cliopatria

Today I was sad to learn that Ralph Luker is closing up shop over at HNN’s Cliopatria blog.  Ralph has been blogging since before I was born – I mean my blog, of course.  Early on it was the place to be seen and I certainly benefited from Ralph’s encouragement and support from making it…

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Washington – Lincoln Day in Virginia

Update – 01/24: Yesterday the bill was stricken from the Senate’s calendar.  Update: Head on over to Robert Moore’s site for some thoughtful commentary on Lincoln’s connection to the Shenandoah Valley. Turns out that the Lincoln family’s roots are deep. The Virginia General Assembly is considering a bill that would designate the third Monday in…

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Your Email

This morning I awoke to a pretty nasty private email from a reader who was disappointed that I did not take the time to respond.  I certainly understand the frustration, but while I do my best to respond to as many blog comments as possible, I simply cannot respond to each and every private email…

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