H-CivWar Museum Reviews
It is unclear what "mentality" you've uncovered here, as the essay really has no thesis, simply reflecting a contemplative stroll down the street weeks before the explosion of protests. It's really a "calm before the storm" in many ways that demonstrates how quickly things can change. Note the lack of visitors to the Lee monument then, versus the very brilliant and exciting contextualization and reclamation of the space that is going on now.
This essay reflects much of the mentality of the Civil War history profession. The fact that arguments like this are still made by persons in the field of Civil War history and that there is an expectation by the persons making these arguments that it will be credible to others specializing in Civil War history is a powerful statement about the Civil War historical profession. I printed out both hard copies and made a PDF since I think it is an important documentation of the mentality of the people in Civil War history.
H-CivWar readers, I'm proud to present a unique essay by author Ben Cleary, a native of Richmond, Virginia, and a former National Park Service interpretive ranger at the Richmond National Battlefield Park.
[Note that this view is mine and mine alone, and not representative of any of the views of my employer or anyone in my state agency's department].
H-CivWar readers, today we have a review of a historical memorial that, despite its enormous size, has seemingly flown under the radar in the current Confederate monument controversy. The site is clearly a product of the Lost Cause, but here historian Gregory Dehler places the Jefferson Davis State Historical Monument also within the context of the cultural war of the 1920s, expanding its defiant message. Dr.
H-CivWar readers, today I am happy to present an impassioned review of a unique historic site that is little known outside of its Brooklyn home, the Weeksville Heritage Center. The author of this enlightening piece is Carlos A. Santiago, a professional public historian based in New York City. He is the Digital Collections Assistant at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Carlos is also currently a student of the history of tourism and the New Deal in Puerto Rico. (Glenn D. Brasher, series editor)
Before I begin I would like to say I am the lead Interpreter (second in charge of interpretation) at Fort Delaware State Park and the guy who wrote the escape room.
H-CivWar readers, today I am proud to present a history site review by one of our most prominent Civil War historians, George C. Rable. Currently a Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama and enjoying more time to travel, Rable is working on a book about Lincoln and George McClellan that will no doubt add to his lenghtly and impressive list of award worthy books.
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