AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive
A New Old Battle
** FIGHTING THE CIVIL WAR -- YET AGAIN
The veteran group wants to see the exhibit overhauled to de-emphasize the origins of the war (slavery) and refocus it on "southern virtue" -- aspects of the overhaul opposed by Ewert. In response to the move to oust the director, the director's supporters launched a letter-writing campaign which included several prominent local and regional Civil War historians.
One letter to the city council stated, "the proposed changes in that part of the museum [advanced by the SCV]...[and] criticisms of Ewert's review...have no support among serious scholars... [Supporters of the move to oust Ewert] are propagandists for a long discredited myth, and should not be allowed to dictate policy."
At this writing Ewert's supporters appear to have carried the day and the director's position appears safe.
NCH [Natinal Coalition for History]