Lecture given by Prof. Thomas Brown (University of South Carolina Columbia/Universität Uppsala)
As part of the series of lectures "Kolloquium zur Geschichte der Neuzeit (19. und 20. Jahrhundert)", Prof. Thomas Brown held a conference about "The Rise and Fall of Confederate Monuments: Memories of the American Civil War".
The recent dismantling and removal of Confederate monuments in New Orleans, Dallas, Baltimore, and other cities of the American South has attracted international attention. This illustrated lecture will examine the reasons that protests against civic monuments developed so much later than protests against other forms of Confederate commemoration, and it will explore the removal patterns of particular kinds of monuments in particular locations.