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This presentation by Dr. Sarah Bowman entitled, "Monuments and the Work of Memory: The Lost Cause in Columbus?" looked at Columbus' (Georgia) response to the Civil War, as memorialized by its Civil War monument. The monument allowed citizens to find meaning in the war and also helped them to understand how the Civil War affected their present-day lives. By explaining the meanings of the inscriptions found on the monument, Dr. Bowman argued that it served as a way to preserve the virtue of the South against what they thought was the unconstitutionality of the North.
This presentation was part of the Fall 2020 Southern Confederacy & Memorialization Virtual Speaker Series, which was hosted by the Columbus State University History and Geography Department.
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United States History, Southern Memory, Civil War, War Monuments, Columbus, Georgia, Columbus State University
United States History
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Bowman, Sarah, "Monuments and the Work of Memory: The Lost Cause in Columbus?" (2020). Southern Confederacy & Memorialization Fall 2020 Virtual Speaker Series. 3.