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Monuments to absence : Cherokee removal and the contest over Southern memory, Andrew Denson

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Monuments to absence : Cherokee removal and the contest over Southern memory
Title
Monuments to absence
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Cherokee removal and the contest over Southern memory
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Andrew Denson
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Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1830s, the United States forced the majority of Cherokees to leave their southeastern homeland for new territory in the West, an ordeal that caused the deaths of several thousand Cherokee people. This so-called Trail of Tears became the most famous event in the Indian history of the American South, an episode taken to exemplify a broader experience of injustice suffered by Native peoples. In this book, Andrew Denson explores the public memory of Cherokee removal through an examination of memorials, historic sites, and tourist attractions dating from the early twentieth century to the present. White southerners, Denson argues, embraced the Trail of Tears as a story of Indian disappearance. Commemorating Cherokee removal affirmed white possession of southern places, while granting them the moral satisfaction of acknowledging past wrongs. During segregation and the struggle over black civil rights, removal memorials reinforced whites' authority to define the South's past and present. Cherokees, however, proved capable of repossessing the removal memory, using it for their own purposes during a time of crucial transformation in tribal politics and U.S. Indian policy. In considering these representations of removal, Denson brings commemoration of the Indian past into the broader discussion of race and memory in the South." -- From publisher's description
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NcU/DLC
Dewey number
975.004/97557
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E99.C5
LC item number
D47 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Monuments to absence : Cherokee removal and the contest over Southern memory, Andrew Denson
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Monuments to absence : Cherokee removal and the contest over Southern memory, Andrew Denson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-276) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Removal and the Cherokee Nation -- The tourists, basking in Cherokee history in southern Appalachia -- The centennial, Chattanooga marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the Trail of Tears -- The capital, remembering Cherokee removal in civil rights-era Georgia -- The drama, performing Cherokee removal in the termination era -- The remembered community, public memory and the reemergence of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma -- The national trail
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ocn949553655
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
xii, 289 pages
Isbn
9781469630823
Lccn
2016021186
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other control number
40026882804
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)949553655

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