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The Southern Past

A Clash of Race and Memory

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$30.50 • £24.95 • €27.50

ISBN 9780674027213

Publication Date: 04/30/2008

Academic Trade

432 pages

5-1/4 x 8 inches

23 halftones

Belknap Press


  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • 1. A Duty Peculiarly Fitting to Women
  • 2. Celebrating Black Memory in the Postbellum South
  • 3. Archiving White Memory
  • 4. Black Remembrance in the Age of Jim Crow
  • 5. Exhibiting Southernness in a New Century
  • 6. Black Memorials and the Bulldozer Revolution
  • 7. Contested History in the Sunbelt South
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Finalist, 2006 National Council on Public History Book Award
  • 2006 Charles S. Sydnor Award, Southern Historical Association
  • 2006 Lillian Smith Book Award, Southern Regional Council and University of Georgia Libraries
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