On June 4, 2013, Karen L. Cox will present “Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture” at the Tuesday evening lecture in the Archives and History Library of the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.
Cox will discuss the founding generation of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and its efforts to honor the Confederate generation and to preserve a pro-southern memory of the Civil War. Formed in 1894, the UDC helped shape the social and political culture of the South in the early twentieth century.
Karen L. Cox is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she teaches courses in American history with a focus on southern history and culture. She is the author of several books and articles on the subject. Her first book, Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture, won the 2004 Julia Cherry Spruill Prize from the Southern Association for Women Historians for the Best Book in Southern Women’s History. Her second book, Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture, was published in 2011. She also is the editor of Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History (2012) and authors the blog Pop South: Reflections on the South in Popular Culture. She has appeared on C-SPAN, Canadian Public Radio, and has written op-eds for the New York Times.
On June 4, the library will close at 5 p.m. and reopen at 5:45 p.m. for participants only. For planning purposes, participants are encouraged to register for the lecture, but advance registration is not required to attend. To register in advance, contact Robert Taylor, library manager, by e-mail or at (304) 558-0230, ext. 163. Participants interested in registering by e-mail should send their name, telephone number and the name and date of the session. For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.
West Virginia Archives and History Workshops/Lectures