Here’s historian W. Fitzhugh Brundage of the University of North Carolina giving a lecture on how the Civil War is seen today. He advances the case that the war’s status is transitioning from memory to history. He provides evidence that as demographics change and as the war recedes more into the timeline and smaller percentages of Americans have a personal connection to it, the arguments over its issues also recede and eventually will die out. As evidence he contrasts the Centennial with the Sesquicentennial. It’s an interesting perspective. What do you think about it?
The Civil War Is Over!