Coupon
In the Shadow of Statues : A White Southerner Confronts History
by Mitch Landrieu


Overview - The New Orleans mayor who removed the Confederate statues confronts the racism that shapes us and argues for white America to reckon with its past. A passionate, personal, urgent book from the man who sparked a national debate.

"There is a difference between remembrance of history and reverence for it." When Mitch Landrieu addressed the people of New Orleans in May 2017 about his decision to take down four Confederate monuments, including the statue of Robert E.  Read more...


 
Hardcover
  • $25.00
  • 20% off for Members: Get the Club Price
    $ 20.00
Add to Cart
+ Add to Wishlist
In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 24 copies from $10.98
 
 
 

More About In the Shadow of Statues by Mitch Landrieu
 
 
 
Overview
The New Orleans mayor who removed the Confederate statues confronts the racism that shapes us and argues for white America to reckon with its past. A passionate, personal, urgent book from the man who sparked a national debate.

"There is a difference between remembrance of history and reverence for it." When Mitch Landrieu addressed the people of New Orleans in May 2017 about his decision to take down four Confederate monuments, including the statue of Robert E. Lee, he struck a nerve nationally, and his speech has now been heard or seen by millions across the country. In his first book, Mayor Landrieu discusses his personal journey on race as well as the path he took to making the decision to remove the monuments, tackles the broader history of slavery, race and institutional inequities that still bedevil America, and traces his personal relationship to this history. His father, as state senator and mayor, was a huge force in the integration of New Orleans in the 1960s and 19070s. Landrieu grew up with a progressive education in one of the nation's most racially divided cities, but even he had to relearn Southern history as it really happened.

Equal parts unblinking memoir, history, and prescription for finally confronting America's most painful legacy, In the Shadow of Statues will contribute strongly to the national conversation about race in the age of Donald Trump, at a time when racism is resurgent with seemingly tacit approval from the highest levels of government and when too many Americans have a misplaced nostalgia for a time and place that never existed.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780525559443
  • ISBN-10: 0525559442
  • Publisher: Viking
  • Publish Date: March 2018
  • Page Count: 240
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds


Related Categories

Books > History > United States - State & Local - South (AL,AR,FL,GA,KY,LA,MS,
Books > Social Science > Discrimination & Racism
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs

 
BAM Customer Reviews