In anticipation of our class discussion on 11/10, on the dilemmas of Southern heritage and memory of the Civil War.
From the comments: “History isn’t a buffet where you keep what you like and skip what you don’t.”
I like that. Of course we know that we are always picking and choosing what we want to remember or not, even professional historians pick and choose when they highlight specific themes, when they frame historiographical issues in specific ways. The question is why do you choose, to what end, and with what effect?