Browsing All posts tagged under »Uncle Tom’s Cabin«

John Pendleton Kennedy and Washington Irving on slavery encountered in the Shenandoah

August 3, 2015 by


While I continue to work on that list of auxiliaries within the American Colonization Society… some observations from another item of interest. It might come as a surprise to some that the author of some of America’s original classics journeyed to the Shenandoah Valley (on more than one occasion, in fact) in the 1850s. While […]

Civil War Memory is not limited to “Civil War Confederate Memory”

November 29, 2008 by


Over the past nine months, I’ve spent some time focusing on problems with “memory” of the Civil War, but have limited it to problems with memory in those who look favorably on all things Confederate. I’ve focused on the new-era Confederate remembrance movement because, having once been a part of it, I am much more familiar […]

“Imagined memory” and stereotypes as side-effects of Civil War-era art?

November 13, 2008 by


In response to a comment yesterday, I wrote: … when you have art that is created, not out of interpretation of real events, but based on how an artist imagines an historical person may have reacted in an unreal or imagined scenario, then you have an “imagined presentation.” Is it, at that point really historical art, […]

“Unteaching the Civil War”

March 12, 2008 by


I wish I could claim to be the originator of the string of words in the title of this blog, but I have to say that I borrowed them. While attending The College of William & Mary last spring, I was a student in Dr. Carol Sheriff’s doctoral Civil War seminar, and “unteaching the Civil […]


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