Category Archives: Race

Southern Comfort Levels

This was an interesting reading.  The challenges that Richmond faced during the postindustrial era and efforts of the healing process from the Civil War and Jim Crow.  Just as some southerners had issues with the placement of the Lincoln statue … Continue reading

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Can a White Supremacist Be Pacifist? What do I Do? 

So, I never expected to be confronted with my own “Confederate Monument” so-to-speak in the context of the American Peace Society but I did, and it blew my mind. I suspected there would be western exceptionalism but I never expected … Continue reading

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History of the South with a capital S

Inspired by William Fitzhugh Brundage’s examination of public memory and identity construction within the South (with a capital S!) in The Southern Past: Power and the Production of History, I conducted my site visit analysis at the Margaret Mitchell House … Continue reading

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Today in the monument wars:

SF Arts Commission votes to remove statue over depiction of Native Americans – October 2, 2017 – The San Francisco Examiner Source: SF Arts Commission votes to remove statue over depiction of Native Americans – by bcn_sfex – October 2, … Continue reading

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Memory and Silence; History handmaidens

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In an Era of Strife, Museums Collect History as It Happens – The New York Times

Apropos of tonight’s discussion of museums…

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The Southern Past and Silences

After our class this week I have been thinking about the role of women in the heritage preservation of the South.  We discussed the idea of virtue being a significant factor.  On page 15 of Brundage’s book he speaks to … Continue reading

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