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The historian Ana Lucia Araujo has a good essay on Confederate monuments and how to respond to the idea that taking them down or renaming things named after these racist traitors is “erasing our history.” America said goodbye and good riddance this month to yet another monument glorifying the Confederacy and lying about history on […]
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Tony Horwitz, RIP

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On May 28, 2019
Tony Horwitz has died suddenly, only 60 years old. I can’t say what an important book Confederates in the Attic was when it came out in 1998. It’s really a pioneering book in the popular understanding of just how toxic the Confederate flag and Confederate nostalgia is in this nation. It combines hilarity–following around these […]

Smashy Smashy

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On September 1, 2018

Couldn’t happen to a nicer monument. A $2,000 reward is being offered to help find who’s responsible for vandalizing a Confederate monument in a Georgia cemetery. The Savannah Morning News rep

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Down Goes Silent Sam!

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On August 21, 2018
Just yesterday, I was thinking that there hadn’t been enough direct attacks of late on monuments to the American versions of Nazis, by which I mean those who committed treason in defense of slavery. Now I don’t feel that way! Protesters toppled the towering Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill […]
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This is a good overview of how horribly the Civil War was taught for a century and how it still shapes people such as Donald Trump today. Until the late 1960s, history curricula in Trump’s home state of New York largely adhered to a narrow vision of American history, especially when discussing slavery, the Civil […]
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