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A Monumental Controversy

Today, we are pleased to welcome back guest author Jon-Erik Gilot The past few weeks have renewed a discussion – or shouting match – relating to the place and context of both Confederate and historical iconography currently dotting our parks … Continue reading

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A Monumental Discussion: Steward T. Henderson

Over the past two weeks, I have had many conversations with visitors and co-workers about whether Confederate monuments should be removed from public spaces. I must say that I have mixed emotions on this subject, first of all because the … Continue reading

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A Monumental Discussion: Dana Shoaf

Before the tragedy in Charlottesville, Confederate monuments had already been sparking controversy around the country. Civil War Times, in an issue that now seems prescient, tackled the topic in its most recent issue, setting a high bar for rational, informed … Continue reading

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A Monumental Discussion: Meg Groeling

I have written several versions of an essay on my feelings concerning the issue of the removal of Confederate monuments and statues, and I am never satisfied that I have expressed myself well, or even accurately. My words sometimes fail … Continue reading

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A Monumental Discussion: Kelly Mezurek

Over the last few days, I have been perplexed by the number of people who have condemned Tina Fey’s “Sheetcake” skit (SNL Weekend Update Summer Edition, August 17, 2017). Is it that people are unable to understand the multiple levels … Continue reading

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Question Of The Week: 8/21-8/27/17

There have been a lot of hot tempers because of the Confederate monument debate, but we hope we’ve been able to add some thoughtful perspective to the overall discussion. What insights have you gained over the course of the past … Continue reading

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A Monumental Discussion: Matthew Christopher Hulbert

Matthew Christopher Hulbert, PhD, a colleague of Emerging Civil War’s through our “Engaging the Civil War” series, teaches history at Texas A&M-Kingsville. He has produced two books on guerrilla warfare in the Civil War, and his essays have appeared in … Continue reading

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A Monumental Discussion: Dwight Hughes

This is a story of three statues in context. Known locally as “Appomattox,” the first statue is a humble Confederate soldier standing tall on his plinth at a busy intersection in Alexandria, Virginia. He is a dignified but sad fellow, … Continue reading

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Monumental Discussion: Matt Stanley

Part of being an historian is changing your conclusions in light of new evidence. Just days ago, on the anniversary of the U.S. dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, I explained to a colleague how my views on the … Continue reading

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A Monumental Discussion: Chris Mackowski

How many of you remember Piss Christ? In 1987, photographer Andres Serrano took a small plastic crucifix and submerged it in a glass of his own urine. He then took a photo and included it in a touring exhibit where, … Continue reading

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