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Historians say removal not the only way to deal with racist relics

Thoughtful commentary by Granatstein, Stagg and Blackstock on Canadian monuments on alternatives to removal.

Not convinced that moving controversial monuments to museums, as Gabaccia suggests, is preferred approach as it removes and isolates history, rather than exposing history to the broader public: 1,063 more words


Muse of the Day

We object not to the narration of the deeds of our unregenerate condition, but to the mode in which it is too often done. Let sin have its monument, but let it be a heap of stones cast by the hands of execration – not a mausoleum erected by the hands of affection.

Charles Spurgeon

Muse Of The Day

The Art of Failure at Flint

Monuments and public artworks within historic spaces can evoke the past in powerful and challenging ways that either complement, or operate as counterpoints to, the official heritage narratives of the sites. 873 more words

Medieval Archaeology

The Truth About Monuments

I’m not a fan of monuments, of any kind. And I think much of the debate about monuments today threatens to distract people from the larger, more important issues, and play into the hands of white supremacists, neo-Nazis, racists and the president. 195 more words


Monumental Discussion: Julie Mujic

As the events in Charlottesville were taking place, I finished reading a new book by Washington Post journalist Steven Levingston called Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights… 819 more words



During his lifetime and through most of subsequent American history, Robert E. Lee was universally admired in both the north and the south.  To understand why we need to look at the whole historical record. 709 more words

Trump Statue Care

Remember, under Trump Statue Care, if you like your historic statue then you can keep your historic statue.