The Sesquicentennial and Southern Identity

Over at Civil War Memory Kevin Levin’s expressed his displeasure with a recent short commentary posted on History News Network.  A look at the commentary reveals it to be superficial, although I think Kevin errs in offering an overly-broad headline, because Steven Conn does not speak for all (or perhaps even many) public historians.  After all, readers of this blog, especially southern readers, would resent it if I titled a post “Southerners Never Learn” to discuss Confederate heritage advocate George Purvis.

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