Title

History, Heritage, or Propaganda: Should Confederate Monuments Come Down?

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Presentation

Publication Date

9-28-2017

Abstract

Why did Charlottesville’s confederate monuments, which had been of little interest to white nationalists, suddenly become a rallying ground for them, neo-Confederates and alt-right activists? And why are others demanding these monuments be removed? Are they history worth preserving, or are they white nationalist propaganda packaged as heritage that distorts history for the sake of social control? This teach-in will explore the political, economic, historical and cultural meaning of confederate monuments so that you can better understand the deeper issues underlying this debate and decide for yourself.

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