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What Can and Can't Be Said : Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South (Hardcover)

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An original study of monuments to the civil rights movement and African American history that have been erected in the U.S. South over the past three decades, this powerful work explores how commemorative structures have been used to assert the presence of black Americans in contemporary Southern society. The author cogently argues that these public memorials, ranging from the famous to the obscure, have emerged from, and speak directly to, the region’s complex racial politics since monument builders have had to contend with widely varied interpretations of the African American past as well as a continuing presence of white supremacist attitudes and monuments.
An original study of monuments to the civil rights movement and African American history that have been erected in the U.S. South over the past three decades, this powerful work explores how commemorative structures have been used to assert the presence of black Americans in contemporary Southern society. The author cogently argues that these public memorials, ranging from the famous to the obscure, have emerged from, and speak directly to, the region?s complex racial politics since monument builders have had to contend with widely varied interpretations of the African American past as well as a continuing presence of white supremacist attitudes.
Number of Pages: 265
Genre: Social Science, History, Architecture
Sub-Genre: USA / State + Local / South, Discrimination + Race Relations
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Yale Univ Pr
Author: Dell Upton
Language: English
Street Date: November 24, 2015
TCIN: 26395692
UPC: 9780300211757
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-0226
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