Down along with that devil's bones : a reckoning with monuments, memory, and the legacy of white supremacy / Connor Towne O'Neill

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Material Type
Book
Author
O'Neill, Connor Towne, 1989-
Publication Info.
Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, [2020]

Details

Edition
First edition.
Description
262 pages : 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical resources (pages [255]-262).
Contents
Prologue -- Forrest lost and found: Selma. A pronouncement of war ; The First Battle of Selma ; Monument is now headless ; Deo vindice ; From Civil War to Civil Rights -- Forrest in the age of Confederate reproduction: Murfreesboro. Laying Forrest low ; We have a choice ; The marshmallow wonderland of the past ; Palliatives ; A letter to the editor ; The way of Forrest ; More Gump than Bedford ; A flag in war -- This is us: Nashville. At the foot of the ugliest Confederate memorial ; Same as it ever was ; The resistance ; This is us -- Down along with that devil's bones: Memphis. A symbol of everything we are fighting every day ; The dead bury their dead ; The dead bury their dead again ; The mountaintop ; A preponderance of goodwill ; Remember Fort Pillow ; The weight ; "Yeah but..." ; Re-membering -- Epilogue: The two-face god: Montgomery.
Summary
"A journalist's memoir-plus-reporting about modern-day conflicts over Southern monuments to Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate hero and original leader of the Ku Klux Klan, as well as a personal examination of the legacy of white supremacy through the US today, tracing the throughline from Appomattox to Charlottesville"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877.
Ku Klux Klan (19th century)
Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
White supremacy movements -- Southern States -- History.
Soldiers' monuments -- Southern States.
Forrest, Nathan Bedford, 1821-1877.
Ku Klux Klan (19th century)
Generals.
Soldiers' monuments.
White supremacy movements.
Southern States.
United States -- Confederate States of America.
Genre/Form
Biography.
Biographies.
History.
Biographies.
ISBN
9781616209100 (hardcover)
1616209100 (hardcover)