Wednesday, August 23, 2017

UPDATE. Donald Trump: Our blood and soil president

Photo is a created image by Alison Jackson

Opined in Confederate Statues and 'Our' History by Eric Foner.  (The New York Times, 8/20/2017)

Original 8/17/20176 post, "Trump's history ripped apart:  Where most of our "beautiful" Confederate monuments are located", starts here.

672 of 718 (94%) are located in these 12 states.
Source used found at Southern Poverty Law Center

President Trump bemoans their loss.

Photo credit:  UNC Charlotte

Noted in The whole point of Confederate monuments is to celebrate white supremacy.  (Washington Post, 8/17/2017)

Timeline of dedication of Confederate monuments and other symbols.

Red arrow.  Most active period to which Professor Cox refers, the beginning of the Jim Crow era.

Orange arrow.  1920s, when the Ku Klux Klan reached its peak of popularity.

Yellow arrow.  Civil rights era backlash.

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