Bringing It All Back Home: The Vietnam War in Public History and Personal Memory
Louise Mirrer reflects on the history and memory of the Vietnam War and a new exhibit at the New York Historical Society.
September 5, 2017
The Split Personality of Ken Burns’s “The Civil War”
The documentary's accommodation of the Lost Cause narrative may have left viewers with a skewed understanding of the conflict.
Civil War Memory
August 31, 2015
Thanks a Lot, Ken Burns
Because of you, my Civil War lecture is always packed with students raised on your romantic, deeply misleading portrait of the conflict.
James M. Lundberg
June 7, 2011
The South Doesn't Own Slavery
Its legacy can be found in places far above the Mason-Dixon Line.
New York Times
September 11, 2017
Charlottesville and the Mississippi Flag
A group of historians takes a stand for the removal of the Confederate emblem from their state's flag.
Otis W. Pickett
Jackson Free Press
August 21, 2017
Is it Still Okay to Venerate George Washington and Thomas Jefferson?
The president's stand on the Confederate hero represents the kind of moral relativism that conservatives usually decry.
David A. Bell
August 17, 2017
Why I Changed My Mind About Confederate Monuments
Empty pedestals can offer the same lessons about racism and war that the statues do.
August 19, 2017
Was Charlottesville the Exception or the Rule?
White supremacy did not just parachute into our democracy. It's as old as the nation itself.
New York Times Magazine
September 13, 2017
The Echoes of America's 'Faithful Slave' Trope in Lola's Story
How Alex Tizon’s essay echoes a trope with deep roots in American history
May 31, 2017
We Legitimize the ‘So-Called’ Confederacy With Our Vocabulary, and That’s a Problem
Tearing down monuments is only the beginning to understanding the false narrative of Jim Crow.
September 12, 2017
Disasters and the Politics of Memory
The challenges involved in constructing the 9-11 Museum in New York City within the context of other man-made disasters.
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
September 1, 2014
Washington National Cathedral to Remove Stained Glass Windows Honoring Confederates
The debate over confederate iconography arrives in the closest thing the U.S. has to an official church.
September 6, 2017