Caroline Janney

Civil War Memory 101 (Week 6)

This discussion will take place on twitter on Sunday, May 3 at 8pm on Twitter using the hashtag #CWM101. We are now more than halfway through Caroline Janney’s book, Remembering the Civil War: Reconciliation and the Limits of Reunion. This week we will discuss chapter 6. This chapter addresses the thesis at the center of Read more

Civil War Memory 101 (Week 5)

This discussion will take place on April 26 at 8pm on Twitter #CWM101 This week we will read chapter 5 in Caroline Janney’s book, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation, which focuses on the early evolution of the Lost Cause narrative. This is one of the best treatments of the Lost Read more

Civil War Memory 101 (Week 4)

This discussion will take place on Twitter on April 19th at 8pm #CWM101 This week we are going to discuss chapter 4 in Caroline Janney’s book, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation. This chapter focuses on the dedication of some of the first Union monuments, the birth of the GAR and Read more

Civil War Memory 101 (Week 2)

Next Class: Sunday April 5 at 8pm. We are going to continue this week with chapter 2 in Janney’s Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation. This chapter explores the major events at the end of the war that shaped Reconstruction, but also provided a foundation for the early formation of competing Read more

Update: Check out this interview of Robertson by Peter Carmichael from this year’s CWI. It’s well worth watching. Pete did a good job of focusing Robertson on his work during the centennial as well as his many books. Recently historian James I. Robertson delivered the keynote address at a symposium on the history of Civil Read more

Why the Lost Cause is Not Fake History

I want to try to clarify a point about the Lost Cause narrative of the Civil War that I tried to make in yesterday’s post. My comment came in response to a piece in CNN that suggested a connection between the attempt today to ignore the role of race in the recent presidential election and Read more

All five presentations from this year’s Civil War symposium held recently at the Library of Virginia are now available for viewing via C-SPAN. The event was titled, “The Road from Appomattox: Political Violence, Military Conflict, and National Reunion”. They are all worth watching. Edward L. Ayers, “Reckoning with Reconstruction and Its Sesquicentennial” Douglas Egerton, “The Read more

The official release date is a little over a week away, but Amazon is currently showing Cold Harbor to the Crater: The End of the Overland Campaign as in-stock. This is the latest release in UNC Press’s Military Campaigns of the Civil War series following an eight year lull. This latest volume is edited by Read more

Update: I’ve been informed that a number of forthcoming titles are being shepherded through the publication process by Gallagher. My post title probably implies a bit more finality than is warranted. I should note that a forthcoming title in the Military Campaigns of the Civil War series that is co-edited by Gallagher and Caroline Janney Read more

Civil War Memory Roundup

Following in the footsteps of a few of my fellow bloggers with a short post on items from the past week that for one reason or another didn’t warrant a full post. General News Caroline Janney’s, Remembering the Civil War: Reunion and the Limits of Reconciliation, won the Museum of the Confederacy’s 2013 Jefferson Davis Read more