Civil War Monuments

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…

More Talk About Confederate Monuments

Update: Tweets from this session are now available on Storify. All indications are that yesterday’s panel discussion at the annual meeting of the National Council on Public History on Confederate…

Who Made Up This “Rebellious Mob”?

No university has done more to come to terms with its Confederate and racial past than the University of Mississippi. Yesterday, the announcement that the school would install a plaque…

Virginia Governor Vetoes HB 587

A couple of days ago I voiced my disagreement with a bill that the Virginia legislature hoped to pass that would prevent local communities from making decisions about what to…