Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War Topics for Discussion

Tony Horwitz
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The Civil War was a divisive event in American history. In what ways does Horwitz think it might also be a unifying event?

Does Horwitz always present an objective viewpoint? Does it matter if he does or not?

Where do civil rights such as freedom of speech clash with remembrance of the Civil War? How does Horwitz treat this subject?

What do you think motivates people like Rob Hodge and Horwitz to become Civil War reenacters? How does Horwitz describe his own involvement?

In what ways are the effects of the Civil War still visible in the South as Horwitz encounters it?

The subtitle to Horwitz's book is "Dispatches from the unfinished civil war." In what ways is the war unfinished?

How does the rebel flag figure into the remembrance of the Civil War? What does it represent to different people?

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