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Part of the Fall 2020 “Southern Confederacy & Memorialization Virtual Speaker Series” hosted by the Columbus State University History and Geography Department, Dr. Dan Crosswell delved into the historical background involving the controversial subject of US Army installations bearing the names of Confederate generals. Drawing both on American military and wider themes in social history, Crosswell posited—not surprisingly—the choices reflected national segregationist politics and attitudes, chiefly in the period following the Spanish American and Philippines Wars.
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United States History, Army Bases, Names, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, Race, Columbus, Georgia, Columbus State University
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Crosswell, Dan, "What's In a Name?: US Army Bases and the Lost Cause" (2020). Southern Confederacy & Memorialization Fall 2020 Virtual Speaker Series. 4.