Tag Archives: Statues of Stonewall

Echoes of Reconstruction: Jubal Early, Stonewall Jackson, and the Enduring Lost Cause

ECW is pleased to welcome back Patrick Young, author of The Reconstruction Era blog. Whenever an academic historian ventures onto popular Civil War media to discuss the Lost Cause interpretation of the war and its aftermath, anyone reading the comments will note … Continue reading

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History vs. Memory: Statues of Stonewall Offer a Lesson

Do we erase history when we take down a statue? That’s a question at the core of recent debate concerning Confederate monuments. Personally, I’m not convinced we do, but I do know we erase memory. However, the distinction between “memory” … Continue reading

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