Public History

  • Setting the Lost Cause on Fire

    Perspectives Daily

    Karen L. Cox | Aug 6, 2020

    Protesters burned the United Daughters of the Confederacy's headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, because it functions as a monument to white supremacy and the Lost Cause.
  • A Monument to Black Resistance and Strength

    Perspectives Daily

    Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove | Aug 5, 2020

    The Washington, DC, Emancipation Memorial's complex history complicates discussions of its possible removal.
  • Named for the Enemy

    Perspectives Daily

    Ty Seidule | Aug 4, 2020

    A historian and retired brigadier general explains how white supremacy and deference to "local sensibilities" created the US Army's Confederate problem. 
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Dean F. Oliver

    Perspectives Daily

    Matthew Keough | Jul 16, 2020

    Dean F. Oliver is a senior director of research and chief curator at the Canadian Museum of History. He lives...

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