Douglas Butler's New Book - North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History

Douglas Butler's New Book - North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History

8:58am Dec 03, 2013
Author and photographer Douglas Butler.
Douglas Butler.
In researching his new book North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History, author, photographer, Douglas Butler uncovered lots of competing interests immediately following the war as different groups sought to advance their own version of what the war had been about and what it had accomplished. There were numerous cost concerns, Northern and African American interests, but even among those who wanted to commemorate the Confederate dead and veterans, there was a lot of controversy over where to put the monuments. Doug says that initially they were placed in the middle of busy intersections as favored by the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
David Ford spoke with North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History author, photographer, physician, adventurer, Douglas Butler. Doug and his work are part of the Associated Artists of Winston-Salem “pop-up” exhibition and art sale at 113 Reynolda Village (near the Village Tavern), and on Saturday, December 7th from 11-3:00 he’ll hold book event there for his recent publication North Carolina Civil War Monuments: An Illustrated History out on McFarland press. Doug’s solo photo exhibition at Wake Forest Law and Business Clinic will remain on display through January 31st.
 
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