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This week in the twittersphere, Sarah Churchwell explores the relationship between slavery and modern American capitalism in her article “’The Lehman Trilogy’ and Wall Street’s Debt to Slavery.” Published by NYR Daily, Churchwell’s article serves as both a critical review of the 2013 theatrical play The Lehman Trilogy and an examin

Confederate Symbols in Monument and Memory - 2019.06.13

Confederate Symbols in Monument and Memory follows ongoing contests over the placement of monuments to the Confederacy and other forms of commemoration on public grounds and examines debates over their purpose and implications. Questions over the placement of monuments to the Confederacy across the United States in recent months have revealed an unexpected leader in Confederate monument removal, brought greater attention to the parties and stakeholders underwriting campaigns to protect Confederate monuments, and added more proposals for relocating and replacing those monuments.

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This week in the twittersphere, Eagle Scout member Jackson Cantrell uncovered 153 names of Bernard de Marigny’s enslaved. Published by The New Orleans Advocate, Kadee Kreiger’s article “Eagle Scout Project Remembers Slaves Who Once Lived at Fontainebleau State Park," provides insight into Cantrell’s research and his findings.

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In honor of Memorial Day this week, twitterstorians examined the relationship between slavery and the holiday. Published by History.com, Davis Roos’ article “One of the Earliest Memorial Day Ceremonies was held by Freed Slaves,” explores how formerly enslaved people in Charleston honored fallen Union Soldiers at the close of the Civil War.

Confederate Symbols in Monument and Memory - 2019.05.30

Confederate Symbols in Monument and Memory follows ongoing contests over the placement of monuments to the Confederacy and other forms of commemoration on public grounds and examines debates over their purpose and implications. Questions over the placement of monuments to the Confederacy across the United States in recent months, highlighted in the following articles, defy misconceptions that these phenomena are strictly Southern.

CFP: Washington Early American Seminar 2019-20

The Washington Area Early American Seminar, hosted by the University of Maryland, invites proposals from scholars wishing to present work in progress in the next academic year on any topic connected to Atlantic world or American history prior to 1865. Genuine work in progress is preferable to polished, already-accepted pieces and we especially welcome proposals from scholars farther afield who will be visiting the DC area for research this coming year.

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