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General Lee on Traveler

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Description: Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves: Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century...
THE FREEDMEN’S MEMORIAL became the nation’s monument to emancipation even though the design might have better commemorated slavery. If one changed the white hero from Lincoln to say, John C. Calhoun, and took away the chains and the whipping post, the work would have functioned rather well as an illustration of the old proslavery argument: a...
PublisherPrinceton University Press
Related print edition pages: pp.129-161

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