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Author Cox, Karen L., 1962- author.

Title No common ground : Confederate monuments and the ongoing fight for racial justice [Hoopla electronic resource] / Karen L. Cox.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Tantor Audio, 2021.
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Cast Read by David Sadzin.
Summary When it comes to Confederate monuments, there is no common ground. Polarizing debates over their meaning have intensified into legislative maneuvering to preserve the statues, legal battles to remove them, and rowdy crowds taking matters into their own hands. These conflicts have raged for well over a century-but they've never been as intense as they are today. In this eye-opening narrative of the efforts to raise, preserve, protest, and remove Confederate monuments, Karen L. Cox depicts what these statues meant to those who erected them and how a movement arose to force a reckoning. She lucidly shows the forces that drove white southerners to construct beacons of white supremacy, as well as the ways that antimonument sentiment, largely stifled during the Jim Crow era, returned with the civil rights movement and gathered momentum in the decades after the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Monument defenders responded with gerrymandering and "heritage" laws intended to block efforts to remove these statues, but hard as they worked to preserve the Lost Cause vision of southern history, civil rights activists, Black elected officials, and movements of ordinary people fought harder to take the story back.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Soldiers' monuments -- Social aspects -- Southern States -- History.
Collective memory -- Social aspects -- Southern States.
Protest movements -- Southern States -- History.
Social movements -- Southern States -- History.
White supremacy movements -- Southern States -- History.
Racism -- Southern States -- History.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Monuments -- Social aspects -- Southern States.
Confederate States of America -- Historiography.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History.
Added Author Sadzin, David.
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ISBN 9781705291016 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1705291015 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT13649634
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