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Civil War Canon: Sites of Confederate Memory in South Carolina

Thomas J. Brown


In this expansive history of South Carolina’s commemoration of the Civil War era, this book uses the lens of place to examine the ways that landmarks of Confederate memory have helped white southerners negotiate their shifting political, social, and economic positions. By looking at prominent sites such as Fort Sumter, Charleston’s Magnolia Cemetery, and the South Carolina statehouse, the book reveals a dynamic pattern of contestation and change. It highlights transformations of gender norms and establishes a fresh perspective on race in Civil War remembrance by emphasizing the fluidity of rac ... More

Keywords: South Carolina, Civil War, Confederate memory, white southerners, Fort Sumter, Magnolia Cemetery, gender norms, racial identity, white supremacy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469620954
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620954.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas J. Brown, author