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The Challenge of Charlottesville: Race, Religion and Public Monuments

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Knauer, Lisa Maya and Walkowitz, Daniel. Contested Histories in Public Space: Memory, Race, and Nation. Duke University Press Books, 2009



"Confederate Monuments Are Coming Down Across the United States. Here's a List." New York Times, August 28, 2017,

Cox, Karen L. "Why Confederate Statues Must Fall." New York Times, August 15, 2017,

Dubenko, Anna. “The Right and Left on Removal of Confederate Statues.” New York Times, August 18, 2017,

Foner, Eric. "Confederate Statues and 'Our' History." New York Times, August 20, 2017,

“Should Confederate Era Statues be Removed?” The Telegraph, August 17, 2017,

“US Confederate Monuments: What is the Debate About?” Aljazeera, August 24, 2017,

"Whose Heritage? Public Symbols of the Confederacy." Southern Poverty Law Center, April 21, 2016



"Hate on the Rise." Panel discussion with Heidi Beirich, Jonathan Greenblatt, Wajahat Ali, and Matt Thompson at the Aspen Ideas Festival, August 15, 2017