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Slavery and Public History: The Tough Stuff of American Memory
By James Oliver Horton (editor) and Lois E. Horton (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of North Carolina Pr
Publication date February 1, 2009
Pages 272
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780807859162
ISBN-10 0807859168
Dimensions 0.75 by 6 by 9.25 in.
Original list price $26.95
Other format details university press
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: America's slave past is being analyzed as never before, yet it remains one of the most contentious issues in U.S. memory. In recent years, the culture wars over the way that slavery is remembered and taught have reached a new crescendo. From the argument about the display of the Confederate flag over the state house in Columbia, South Carolina, to the dispute over Thomas Jefferson's relationship with his slave Sally Hemings and the ongoing debates about reparations, the questions grow ever more urgent and more difficult.

Edited by noted historians James Oliver Horton and Lois E. Horton, this collection explores current controversies and offers a bracing analysis of how people remember their past and how the lessons they draw influence American politics and culture today. Bringing together some of the nation's most respected historians, including Ira Berlin, David W. Blight, and Gary B. Nash, this is a major contribution to the unsettling but crucial debate about the significance of slavery and its meaning for racial reconciliation.

Contributors:
Ira Berlin, University of Maryland
David W. Blight, Yale University
James Oliver Horton, George Washington University
Lois E. Horton, George Mason University
Bruce Levine, University of Illinois
Edward T. Linenthal, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Joanne Melish, University of Kentucky
Gary B. Nash, University of California, Los Angeles
Dwight T. Pitcaithley, New Mexico State University
Marie Tyler-McGraw, Washington, D.C.
John Michael Vlach, George Washington University



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9781565849600 | details & prices | 272 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $27.95
About: Essays examine recent cultural arguments about the way slavery is represented in books, films, historical sites, and museums and address controversies pertaining to such topics as the Library of Congress's 'Back of the Big House' exhibit and the DNA discoveries confirming Jefferson's relationship with slave Sally Hemmings.
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9780807859162 | details & prices | 272 pages | 6.00 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $26.95
About: America's slave past is being analyzed as never before, yet it remains one of the most contentious issues in U.

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