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Monuments help us remember by Lee Sullivan Hill

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Published by Carolrhoda Books in Minneapolis .
Written in English


  • Monuments -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Memory -- Social aspects -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Memory -- Political aspects -- Juvenile literature.,
  • Monuments.,
  • Memory.

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About the Edition

Describes different kinds of monuments from around the world while also explaining how and why they were built, how they are preserved, and their importance to one"s memory.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementLee Sullivan Hill.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesA building block book
LC ClassificationsCC135 .H465 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination32 p. :
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL48686M
ISBN 101575054752
LC Control Number99050606

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  Q: If people remember one thing about your book after reading it, what would you like that to be? A: Monuments encourage a naive view of history. They tell us .   Monument construction was most intense from to , a span of time that unsurprisingly coincides with Jim Crow. Other defeated nations and causes have wrestled with how to remember a tragic.   What Our Monuments (Don't) Teach Us About Remembering The Past: Code Switch A history professor who studies the politics of memory tells us what the United States .   Most of these monuments did not go up immediately after the war’s end in During that time, commemorative markers of the Civil War tended to .