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Images of Slavery as Visual Evidence 3

Another issue to consider is how the visual image of slavery evolved once the institution had been abolished. Our culture’s understanding of slavery no doubt owes more to images, films, and monuments made after slavery than it does to historical documents from the pre-abolition period. One of the most iconic images comes from the so-called […]

Picturing the Civil War 4: The Memory of the War

How do we remember the Civil War? In this final post I would like briefly to consider the visual images that are attached to our memories of the war-and to think about the multiple ways in which memory and history can diverge. Those of us who teach the Civil War from textbooks in our classrooms […]