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Monuments ‘expire’ – but offensive monuments can become powerful history lessons

Alan Marcus, University of Connecticut and Walter Woodward, University of Connecticut Historical monuments are intended to be timeless, but almost all have an expiration date....

A Confederate statue graveyard could help bury the Old South

Jordan Brasher, University of Tennessee and Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee An estimated 114 Confederate symbols have been removed from public view since 2015....

The forgotten history of Memorial Day

Richard Gardiner, Columbus State University In the years following the bitter Civil War, a former Union general took a holiday originated by former Confederates and...

In defense of HBO’s counterfactual ‘Confederate’

Gavriel D. Rosenfeld, Fairfield University In late July, HBO announced its forthcoming alternate history series “Confederate,” a show that will take place in a...

The Confederate statue debate: 3 essential reads

Nick Lehr, The Conversation Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories related to the debate over what to do with Confederate statues. The...

What to do with Confederate statues?

James Glaser, Tufts University Could Russia teach us something about how to deal with difficult aspects of our national history? Many places in the South –...

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