Confederate Symbols in the Contemporary South

Confederate Symbols in the Contemporary South

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This illustrated collection of essays examines the controversy surrounding the use and display of Confederate symbols in the modern South. Prominent scholars from many disciplines explore the battle between pro-Confederate-symbol forces (traditionalists) and anti-Confederate-symbol forces (reconstructionists) as they struggle to reconcile the values and customs of a racially conservative Old South and a racially liberal New South. Should the Confederate battle flag continue to fly atop a state capitol dome, or does this qofficialq display violate the constitutional rights of some citizens? Should Confederate flags and monuments be removed completely from the landscape? Should public funds be used to maintain Confederate monuments on courthouse lawns, traffic islands, and public facilities? These are a few of the questions addressed in this collection.See Fourteenth Amendment Essay on Man. ... See Wade, Wyn Craig Fifth Amendment, 212n.l2, 236n.l 1 54th Massachusetts Infantry, 285 First Amendment , 195-96, 201, 213n.37, 217n.73, 220n.89, 289; Establishment Clause, 231-32;anbsp;...

Title:Confederate Symbols in the Contemporary South
Author:James Michael Martinez, William Donald Richardson, Ron McNinch-Su
Publisher:University Press of Florida - 2000


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