Browsing All posts tagged under »Heritage Not Hate«

A call for “Resolutions”

November 14, 2008 by

0

I think Kevin makes an excellent point in today’s post over at Civil War Memory. A number of recent events involving the Confederate flag are presenting an opportunity for Confederate descendant organizations to voice strong displeasure over the use of the flag as a symbol of hate and expression of disgust over the recent presidential election. Whether or […]

What is the South and who is really attacking it?

October 31, 2008 by

4

When considering the study of Civil War memory, I read regularly, and with great interest, the stories about Southern culture being under attack. What’s even more interesting is when Southern culture is defined by certain people through Confederate symbology (e.g., the Confederate flag, monuments, heroes, etc.). Is it, therefore, to be assumed that Confederate symbology […]

“Layers” of symbolism in the Confederate flag

September 24, 2008 by

8

I just responded to a reader’s comments about the Confederate flag. It made me revisit something that I had discussed with someone else in the not so distant past. What is the problem with the Confederate flag, today? To some, my take on it might sound over-simplistic, but I see the problem as “layers.” The flag has historical […]