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“Monumental History” book club on Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America
The Department of History at Florida Atlantic University, in partnership with the Boca Raton Public Library, is hosting a community book club focused on historicizing Confederate Monuments. Even in the twenty-first century, Confederate memorials have the power to stir the passions of both opponents who believe they symbolize a racist past, and defenders who believe they represent southern heritage. It is more important than ever to accurately understand the history in which these monuments were erected in order to have informed conversations about their place in our modern society. “Monumental History” will bring in two historians to discuss their books and participate in this community book club. The first meeting will be with Dr. Thomas Brown to discuss his book “Civil War Monuments and the Militarization of America.” The programs are free, but registration is required.
Funding for this program is provided in part through a Florida Humanities Greater Good: Humanities in Academia Grant in partnership with Florida Atlantic University.
Date/time: March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented By:Dr. Thomas Brown, Professor of History, University of South Carolina