Paper Topic

January 26th, 2011

Topic: Richmond Daughters of the Confederacy and their affect on Civil War memory in Richmond.


Blight, David W. Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2001.

Cox, Karen L. Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003.

Foster, Gaines M. Ghosts of the Confederacy: Defeat, the Lost Cause, and the Emergence of the New South. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Graham, Sarah B, Alice W. Jones and Essie W. B. Smith. History of the Virginia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1895-1967. United Daughters of the Confederacy, 1968.

Janney, Caroline. Burying the Dead but not the Past: Ladies’ Memorial Associations and the Lost Cause. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2008.

Kinney, Martha E. “If Vanquished I Am Still Victorious”: Religious and Cultural Symbolism in Virginia’s Confederate Memorial Day Celebrations, 1866-1930.” The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 106, no. 3 (Summer 1998): pp. 237-266

Parrott, Angie. “‘Love Makes Memory Eternal’: The United Daughters of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia, 1897–1920,” in Edward Ayers and John C. Willis, eds. The Edge of the South: Life in Nineteenth-Century Virginia. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1991, 219–38.

Wilson, Charles Reagan. “The Religion of the Lost Cause: Ritual and Organization of the Southern Civil Religion, 1865-1920.” The Journal of Southern History 46, no. 2 (May 1980)

Week II Resource – Slave Accounts

January 19th, 2011

I decided to search for more information about the ex-slave accounts that we are reading about in “Remembering Slavery” and I found the Library of Congress archives from all of the interviews that the WPA did in the late 1930s. These accounts also have pictures of some of the people who were interviewed, one man being over 100 years old when he was interviewed. Here is the link:

Lee-Jackson Day Parade

January 12th, 2011

This picture is of a parade in Lexington, VA on Lee-Jackson Day. The parade is led by confederate re-enactors in Lexington every year and it is supplemented by other confederate events throughout the city to celebrate the day. Virginia celebrates this day to commemorate its confederate heroes but it is a holiday of hot debate since it is followed so closely by MLK day. You can read more about this holiday on the Virginia is For Lovers website: