memory studies

  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...
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    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

    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...
  4. 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:
  5. Pat Young

    Podcast looks at modern Confederate memory

    A new Reveal podcast from the Center for Investigative Journalism visits sites of Confederate memory in the South. https://www.revealnews.org/episodes/monumental-lies/
  6. Pat Young

    Pop-Up Museum Looks at Reconstruction in Tuscaloosa

    A new pop-up museum looks at slavery and Reconstruction in Tuscaloosa, Ala. https://cw.ua.edu/49311/news/slavery-pop-up-museum-examines-reconstruction-in-tuscaloosa/
  7. Pat Young

    Janet Maslin of NY Times Lists "Denmark Vessey's Garden: Slavery and Memory" as 1 of 5 Best Books

    Janet Maslin, renowned book reviewer for the NY Times, published her five best books of 2018, including this Civil War-related history and study of Civil War memory. Here is what she wrote: ‘DENMARK VESEY’S GARDEN: SLAVERY AND MEMORY IN THE CRADLE OF THE CONFEDERACY’ By Ethan J. Kytle and Blain...
  8. Pat Young

    Gregory P. Downs and Kate Masur in the New York Times "How to Remember Reconstruction"

    Gregory P. Downs and Kate Masur have an interesting piece in the New York Times "How to Remember Reconstruction": https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/16/opinion/reconstruction-american-civil-war.html
  9. Pat Young

    OUTRAGEOUS INACCURACIES: GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC MEMBERS PROTEST THE BIRTH OF A NATION

    Nick Sacco has an interesting article on the reations of many in the Grand Army of the Republic to the depiction of Reconstruction in the film "Birth of a Nation." https://journalofthecivilwarera.org/2017/11/outrageous-inaccuracies-grand-army-republic-protests-birth-nation/
  10. Pat Young

    Book Review Interpreting The Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites edited by Kevin Levin

    Interpreting The Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites edited by Kevin Levin published by Rowman & Littlefield (2017) Hardcover $68.00 Paperback $30.00 Kindle $15.12 Interpreting The Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites edited by Kevin Levin is a collection of short essays by and about the...


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