Category Archives: Civil War in Pop Culture

Faulty Philately

Say what you will about the Confederate Constitution, but in one respect it got things right. The C.S. Postal Service, for example, after a year had to be financially self-supporting. Not so the USPS, as we all know. And for … Continue reading

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BookChat with Cody Marrs, author of Not Even Past

As a big fan of the Civil War in pop culture, I was especially looking forward to Cody Marrs’ new book Not Even Past: The Stories We Keep Telling About the Civil War, which deals with the ways “the story … Continue reading

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Gone With The Wind: Some Thoughts (Part 5 – Conclusion)

Part of a series Want to know one of my secrets about Gone With The Wind? Okay…here goes: I really, really want to see it on a movie theater screen. Because I choose to see it as art, not a … Continue reading

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Gone With The Wind: Some Thoughts (Part 4)

Part of a Series There are several ladies that I know who love Gone With The Wind. When I spent about a year researching the author, the novel, and the movie, I chatted with these women about why they liked … Continue reading

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Gone With The Wind: Some Thoughts (Part 3)

Part of a series In 1939 and 1940, did Gone With The Wind break stereotypical roles for its African American cast members? Did the director and white cast members take a stand against forms of racism? Or did it merely … Continue reading

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Gone With The Wind: Some Thoughts (Part 2)

Part of a series In a twist of fate, the newest Gone With The Wind controversy burst on June 10th, Hattie McDaniel’s birthday. Ms. McDaniel, who portrayed Mammy in the film, received an Academy Award for best supporting actress and … Continue reading

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Gone With The Wind: Some Thoughts (Part 1)

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been thinking about how to write this. Gone With The Wind trended on the internet on June 10, 2020. “Great balls of fire!” and I made a face like Scarlett when she sees … Continue reading

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Drivers! Re-Start Your Engines!

I have loved NASCAR for as long as I can remember. I saw the fatal race when Dale Earnhardt was killed, and I saw the last races of Rusty Wallace, Tony Stewart, and Dale Jr. I used to hang a … Continue reading

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ECW Podcast “A Conversation about the Civil War & Pop Culture” Is Now Available

It’s finally here! ECW has been celebrating the Civil War in books, movies, TV shows, and songs. Join Chris Mackowski, Sarah Kay Bierle, and Terry Rensel as they extend the conversation from our newest book and our blog to our … Continue reading

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CW & Pop Culture: It’s A Wrap!

The ECW blog series always end with a post featuring links to all the articles in the recent series. So, today we’re wrapping up “The Civil War and Pop Culture” features and here’s the collection. Don’t forget to pick up … Continue reading

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