Pondering the Question of Confederate Honor
Yes, honorable men can fight for dishonorable causes.
November 1, 2017
Here's the Real History Behind Arizona's Confederate Monuments
It has less to do with the state's role in the Civil War, and more to do with backlash to the Civil Rights movement.
Antonia Noori Farzan
Phoenix New Times
June 7, 2017
The South Only Embraced States' Rights as It Lost Control of the Federal Government
For decades, slaveholders were powerfully committed to the Union. That changed when Washington stopped protecting their interests.
November 1, 2017
Confronting the Legacy of the Civil War: The Forgotten Front
One thing united the warring factions of the civil war: the doctrine of white supremacy and violence against Indians.
October 26, 2017
Why Boston Has A Confederate Monument — And Why You Can't See It Right Now
The state's only Confederate memorial, a stone on Georges Island, has been boarded up since June while the state ponders its fate.
August 16, 2017
In Texas, Even the Lies about the Confederacy Are Bigger
Republican House Speaker Joe Straus is calling for the removal of a Confederate plaque about the role of slavery in the Civil War.
Civil War Memory
September 20, 2017
Mr. President, You're Right About Andrew Jackson
If Jackson's presidency had been later, he may have prevented the Civil War.
May 6, 2017
Robert E. Lee Topples From His Pedestal
The Confederate general has long been seen, in the South and beyond, as embodying the virtues of the ideal man.
May 19, 2017
150 Years of Misunderstanding the Civil War
As the 150th of the Battle of Gettysburg approaches, it's time to question the popular account of a war that tore apart the nation.
June 19, 2013
Our Commemoration of the Civil War’s End Celebrates a Myth
The emancipation of black Americans has been written out of our celebration of the Civil War's end.
April 14, 2015
Don’t Tear Down Confederate Monuments – Do This Instead
Why eliminate street names that tell one part of Southern history when we can amplify them to tell even more of it?
July 23, 2015
The Monument Wars
What is to be done with a landscape whose features carry the legacy of violence?
January 13, 2017