Book of the Week


Civil War Canon:
Sites of Confederate Memory in South Carolina

by Thomas J. Brown

"There is no place quite like South Carolina for Civil War and Confederate memory. Thomas J. Brown brings a sophisticated, critical eye and a witty pen to this enduring controversy, showing a host of ways over 150 years that the Confederacy has endured and changed as it collided with modernity on the artistic and civic landscapes of the first state to secede. This book is a brilliant new turn in our quest to know why that war and its results have never gone away."
--David W. Blight, Yale University, author of Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory

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Video: George Rable’s Lecture on The Civil War as a political crisis

George Rable, professor and Charles G. Summersell Chair in Southern History at the University of Alabama, spoke on “The Civil War as a Political Crisis,” as part of a series of lectures at Vanderbilt University during the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War. Rable’s books include God’s Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War, Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg!, and The Confederate Republic: A Revolution against Politics.

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