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In the shadow of statues : a White Southerner confronts history
Title:
In the shadow of statues : a White Southerner confronts history
ISBN:
9780525559443
Physical Description:
227 pages ; 22 cm
Contents:
Prologue: Can someone get me a crane? -- Broadmoor -- Learning to see what's in front of me -- David Duke and Donald Trump, a nightmare loop -- Politics in disaster time -- Rebuilding and mourning in NOLA -- The shadow of Robert E. Lee -- Epilogue -- Truth: remarks on the removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans / [speech made at Gallier Hall, May 19, 2017].
Abstract:
The New Orleans mayor who removed Confederate statues from the city confronts the racism that shapes many Americans and argues for white America to reckon with its past.

"There is a difference between remembrance of history and reverence for it." When Landrieu addressed the people of New Orleans in May 2017 about his decision to take down four Confederate monuments, he struck a nerve nationally. Here he discusses his personal journey on race as well as the path he took to making the decision to remove the monuments; tackles the broader history of slavery, race and institutional inequities that still bedevil America; and traces his personal relationship to this history. -- adapted from jacket.
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Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]

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