Karen L. Cox
Karen L. Cox is a 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 Dixie's Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture (2003), which won the Southern Association for Women Historians' Julia Cherry Spruill Prize, and Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture (2011), and the editor of Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History (2012). She writes about representations of the region and its people in contemporary popular media in the blog Pop South: Reflections on the South in Popular Culture; she has appeared on C-SPAN and Canadian Public Radio; and she has written op-eds for the New York Times. Her latest book is Goat Castle: A True Story of Murder, Race, and the Gothic South (2017).
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- Confederate Culture: A Response to Reconstruction
- Why Confederate Monuments Must Fall *
- Recovering Ordinary Lives in American History
- Confederate Culture in the Twenty-First-Century South
- The South in American Popular Culture: From Tin Pan Alley to Reality Television
- Women and Confederate Memory
Lectures marked with a * are offered as part of the OAH's initiative, Historians' Perspectives on the Rise of Donald Trump.