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Ralph Northam’s past may be, uh, racially problematic, but he’s certainly making up for it now. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is expected to announce plans Thursday for the removal of an iconic statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Richmond’s prominent Monument Avenue, a senior administration official told The Associated Press. The governor will […]

She’s Running

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On December 7, 2019

Nikki Haley is an utterly detestable human being. And she’s obviously running for the Republican nomination in 2024. As such, there’s going to be a lot more of this. Nikki Haley says the C

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This is the grave of John Daniel. Born in 1842 in Lynchburg, Virginia to the state’s elite slaveholding class, not everything was great as a child for the young John Daniel. His mother died when he was three, giving birth to his little sister. His maternal grandparents raised him in the luxury expected of his […]

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 u

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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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