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

Autore: Kirk Savage
Editore: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1997.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Genere/forma: History
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Kirk Savage
ISBN: 069101616X 9780691016160
Numero OCLC: 36470304
Descrizione: xiv, 270 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: Introduction --
Exposing slavery --
Imagining emancipation --
Freedom's memorial --
Slavery's memorial --
Common soldiers --
Epilogue.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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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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