This is the second in a series of posts offering brief backstories on the Confederate statues on Monument Avenue
Major General James Ewell
This is the first in a series of posts offering brief backstories on the Confederate statues on Monument Avenue.
Earlier this summer, comments on one of our Facebook posts sparked a larger conversation about recurring debates about the Civil War. We asked our visitors, social media audiences, and staff to generate a list of the questions or topics about
Yael Sternhell is associate professor of History and American Studies at Tel Aviv University. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in History at Princeton University, studying under James M. McPherson. Dr. Sternhell’s topic at the
Discussions today about Civil War monuments focus on Confederate monuments and emphasize how the losers of the American Civil War sought to vindicate their cause for posterity. As a result, it is easy to forget that northerners erected