One of the more interesting memory studies from 2008 was Caroline Janney’s Burying the Dead but Not the Past: Ladies’ Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause (University of North Carolina Press). The book examines the history of the LMAs, the creation of Confederate cemeteries and the early evolution of the Lost Cause. If you do not have the time to read the book check out Janney’s recent Clinton School of Public Service address. It covers the broad outline of the book.
Caroline Janney Lectures on the Ladies Memorial Association
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History