Category Archives: slavery

How to deal with History in Museums

In light of the two recent readings, I thought it interesting that Stone Mountain would seriously debate the creation of an exhibit commemorating the contribution of African-American soldiers during the Civil War. AJC article The part to watch will be … Continue reading

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Apps and a Sense of Place

This article from NPR’s All Things Considered came across my feed today through an African American genealogy forum that I follow: An App Tells Painful Stories of Slaves at Monticello’s Mulberry Row. I’ve been interested in the potential of apps … Continue reading

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The Haitian Revolution and the Silencing of the Past.

My thesis regarding the Haitian Revolution, stemming from my undergraduate work in history and geography more than 15 years ago at UNC Charlotte, was whether the revolution aided in ending slavery or the slave trade. As the author of the … Continue reading

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an update on the President’s house in Philadelphia: City about to turn over the President’s House – philly-archives

Source: City about to turn over the President’s House – philly-archives

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History that can unite us | The Charlotte Observer

When you hear about plans for a $65 million N.C. Civil War History Center in Fayetteville, you wonder how organizers will steer clear of the rancorous debates still sparked by that era and its potent symbol, the Confederate battle flag. … Continue reading

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Six Words: ‘Must We Forget Our Confederate Ancestors?’ : NPR

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 … Continue reading

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History on YouTube

In thinking about the ways digital media has affected the interpretation and dissemination of history, I keep thinking about the way YouTube has changed the way many people receive information in general. We’ve talked in class about the popularity of … Continue reading

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