civil war memory

  1. Pat Young

    Book Review This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal by Nina Silber

    This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal by Nina Silber published by Univerity of North Carolina Press (2018) 234 pages. Hardcover $32.95 Kindle $14.74. When I think of how the Civil War was remembered in the 1930s, the movie Gone With the Wind inevitably spring to mind. In fact...
  2. Pat Young

    Defending Henry Wirz: Georgia Gov. Lester Maddox at the 1984 Wirz Memorial at Andersonville

    Swiss immigrant Henry Wirz is among the most controversial figures of the Civil War. To many Americans he is a war criminal responsible for the deaths of thousands of prisoners at Andersonville. However, to adherents of the Lost Cause he was a martyr who laid down his life in sacrifice to the...
  3. Pat Young

    Book Review The Business of Captivity: Elmira and Its Civil War Prison by Michael Gray

    The Business of Captivity: Elmira and Its Civil War Prison by Michael Gray published by Kent State University Press (2001) 228 pages $29.95 Hardcover, $14.49 Kindle. If ever Northerner knew in 1865 of the depredations committed against Union prisoners at Andersonville, every white Southerner...
  4. Pat Young

    Listening to the War: The Civil War Lecture Circuit 1870-1910

    James Marten has an interesting on one speaker on the Civil War lecture circuit. Listening to stories of the war was a popular form of entertainment from the 1870s to the early 1900s...
  5. Pat Young

    "War of Northern Agression" v. "Slaveholders' Rebellion"-Only one is historically correct

    I did a Google Ngram search for the terms "War of Northern Aggression" and "Slaveholders' Rebellion" to see which was more commonly used in books at the time of the American Civil War and during the years immediately afterward. One is modern, the other was used 150 years ago. Here is what I found:
  6. ForeverFree

    2011 Poll Regarding Views of the Civil War, the Confederacy, the CBF

    In April 2011, the Pew Research Center published the results of a poll on the Civil War. This predates the infamous shootings in Charleston. It also predates Sesquicentennial events. Before showing the poll numbers, keep this is mind: US Race/Ethnicity (2015 ACS estimates)[8] By race:[8] White...
  7. Pat Young

    Resources for Studying Southern Ladies' Memorial Associations

    I have started this thread as a place for assembling resources for the study of Ladies' Memorial Associations in the South. These voluntary groups were founded at the end of the Civil War by white women in many communites throughout the South to insure the proper burial and memorialization of...


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