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: Kate Masur at AHA 2013

The History News Network is on the ground at the American Historical Association annual meeting, underway now in New Orleans. They shared the following video of Kate Masur’s presentation of a paper entitled “Fugitive Slaves, Military Intelligence, and Civil Rights before the Emancipation Proclamation” at a panel session called The Emancipation Proclamation at 150: Dynamics, Contexts, and Legacies, held January 3, 2013.

Masur is author of An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C.

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