Tag Archives: Gone with the Wind

Echoes of Reconstruction: Black History Month and the Erasure of Black History

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog I remember taking my kids to visit Stone Mountain in Georgia around 1991. At the time, the “park” was a sort of Confederate Disneyland that mixed faux Civil … Continue reading

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1861 in Gone With The Wind

On the 82nd anniversary of Gone With The Wind’s movie premiere in Atlanta (December 15, 1939), I thought it might be interesting to look at the book and movie’s treatment of the first year of the Civil War. For better … Continue reading

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Recruiting The Regiment: Off To War At The Movies?

Recruiting scenes have been featured in Civil War movies and television shows for decades. While we could debate at length about the best or most memorable of these moments, here are four that stand out in unique ways and contribute … Continue reading

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Manticores, Myths, and Memory (part two)

(Part two of four) Paul Ashdown and Ed Caudill are co-authors of the latest book in the Engaging the Civil War Series, Imagining Wild Bill: James Butler Hickok in War, Media, and Memory (Southern Illinois University Press). In yesterday’s opening … 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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