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Confederate Memory: A Reading List

There isn’t much left to say about Confederate Memorialization that hasn’t been said in the last week. Most confederate memorials were created, not in the years immediately following The Civil War, but during the height of the second KKK and the Civil Rights Movement. They are monuments to white supremacy, little more. There are monuments to the confederacry dotting the south, but there are also 31 confederate monuments standing at Gettysburg, which will not be removed, though the majority were put up after 1960. These are not the only such monuments in the North. But I’m not going to rehash Read more