Civil War Monuments

Louisville To Remove Confederate Monument

A number of cities across the country have or are currently engaged in debates about the place of Confederate monuments on public ground. New Orleans recently voted to remove four […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]