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Civil rights memorials and the geography of memory / Owen J. Dwyer and Derek H. Alderman.

Dwyer, Owen J. (Author). Alderman, Derek H. (Added Author).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Center books on the American South ; 10th v.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Data Center] ISLM E185.61.D985 2008 (Text) 00000106641616 Data Center book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781930066717
  • ISBN: 1930066716
  • ISBN: 9781930066830
  • ISBN: 193006683X
  • Physical Description: viii, 144 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: Chicago : Center for American Places at Columbia College Chicago : 2008.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 107-128) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Gallery of Photographs -- Chapter 1 Stories Told, Stories Silenced 25 -- Chapter 2 Civil Rights Memorials: How Did They Come to Be? 48 -- Chapter 3 Civil Rights Memorials: An Uneven Geography 71.
Summary, etc.:
"The creation of memorials dedicated to the Civil Right Movement is a watershed event in the commemoration of Southern and American history, an important reversal in the traditional invisibility of African American within the historic preservation movement. As the authors suggest, collective memory is certainly concerned with respecting the past. But collective memory is also associated with the ongoing campaign for civil rights and the economic challenges presented by heritage tourism." "Owen Dwyer and Derek Alderman examine civil rights memorials as cultural landscapes, offering the first book-length critical reading of the monuments, museums, parts, streets, and sites dedicated to the African-American struggle for civil rights and interpreting them is the context of the Movement's broader history and its current scene. In paying close attention to which stories, people, and places are remembered and which are forgotten, the authors present an engaging account of an unforgettable story."--Jacket.
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Legacy 2017
Subject: African Americans > Civil rights > Southern States > History > 20th century.
Civil rights movements > Southern States > History > 20th century.
Memorials > Political aspects > United States.
Memory > Social aspects > Southern States.
Memorials > Southern States.
Historic sites > Southern States.
Southern States > History, Local.
Southern States > Race relations > History > 20th century.
USA > Südstaaten.

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