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Historians to the Rescue!

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On April 12, 2019
Leave it to historians to solve problems! It was still early on March 30 when historian Amy Kohout began scrolling through her Instagram feed. An image caught her eye: an ad by Nike promoting its new line of Trail Running gear, which launched this month. It had a throwback feel: a vivid image of a […]

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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The Long Arm of Dunningism

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On August 6, 2018
It’s unfortunate that not surprising that a major publication would run a lengthy piece about white racist Americans. We’ve seen approximately 780,000 since November 2016. However, it is amazing that the Guardian would run featuring Confederate flag humpers that would repeat Dunningesque and Bowersesque myths about Reconstruction. If you aren’t familiar, William Dunning was the […]
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Trump’s Plantation

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On August 28, 2017
Trump’s Civil War memory is based in both racism and his financial decisions. While President Donald Trump laments the destruction of Confederate history, one of his hotel chains may celebrate it with a destination stylized after a Southern plantation. A new Scion hotel project promoted by the Trump Organization in Cleveland, Mississippi will feature a […]
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