A Critique in Joyner’s “Forget Hell! The Civil War in Southern Memory”


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A Critique in Joyner's “Forget Hell! The Civil War in Southern Memory”
In the article Forget Hell! The Civil War in Southern Memory, by Charles Joyner, the author argues that many white people of the South have still not fully reckoned with the past and the consequences of the Civil War. Joyner even says that the South continues to “allow itself to be symbolized by retrogressive politicians, irreligious evangelists, and pseudo-Confederate battle flags” (Joyner 29). And this is the same type of thinking that led to Nazism and the holocaust and other atrocities in the twentieth century. Although the author offers some intriguing rationale to support his viewpoint, his argument really amounts to little more than unfair finger pointing and...
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