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Standing soldiers, kneeling slaves : race, war, and monument in nineteenth-century America

Author: Kirk Savage
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The United States of America originated as a slave society, holding millions of Africans and their descendants in bondage, and remained so until a civil war took the lives of a half million soldiers, some once slaves themselves. Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves explores how that history of slavery and its violent end was told in public space - specifically in the sculptural monuments that increasingly came to
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kirk Savage
ISBN: 069101616X 9780691016160
OCLC Number: 36470304
Description: xiv, 270 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Exposing slavery --
Imagining emancipation --
Freedom's memorial --
Slavery's memorial --
Common soldiers --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Kirk Savage.
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An exploration of how the history of slavery and its violent end in the American Civil War was told in monuments. This text shows that the greatest era of monument building in American history arose  Read more...

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"Well researched and elegantly written, this work is a powerful statement about the relationship of the Civil War and race to monuments and public space."--"Florida Historical Quarterly"

 
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