Princeton University Library Catalog

Standing soldiers, kneeling slaves : race, war, and monument in nineteenth-century America / Kirk Savage.

Author:
Savage, Kirk, 1958- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1997.
Description:
xiv, 270 p. : ill. 25 cm.
Summary note:
  • The United States of America originated as a slave society, holding millions of Africans and their descendants in bondage, and remained so until a civil war took the lives of a half million soldiers, some once slaves themselves. Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves explores how that history of slavery and its violent end was told in public space - specifically in the sculptural monuments that increasingly came to dominate streets, parks, and town squares in nineteenth-century America.
  • Here Kirk Savage shows how the greatest era of monument building in American history arose amidst struggles over race, gender, and collective memory. As men and women North and South fought to define the war\u0027s legacy in monumental art, they reshaped the cultural landscape of American nationalism.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. Exposing Slavery -- Ch. 3. Imagining Emancipation -- Ch. 4. Freedom\u0027s Memorial -- Ch. 5. Slavery\u0027s Memorial -- Ch. 6. Common Soldiers -- Ch. 7. Epilogue.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
069101616X (alk. paper)
LCCN:
97009731
OCLC:
36470304
RCP:
C - O