Race, Place, and Memory: Deep Currents in Wilmington, North Carolina - Cultural Heritage Studies (Hardback)
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Race, Place, and Memory: Deep Currents in Wilmington, North Carolina - Cultural Heritage Studies (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 30/11/2017
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A revealing work of public history that shows how communities remember their pasts in different ways to fit specific narratives, Race, Place, and Memory charts the ebb and flow of racial tension in Wilmington, North Carolina, from the 1730s to the present day.

Margaret Mulrooney argues that while the port city has long celebrated its white colonial revolutionary origins, it has ignored the revolutionary acts of its African American citizens who also demanded freedom - first from slavery and later from Jim Crow discrimination. Lingering beneath the surface of daily life, she shows, are collective memories of violence and alienation that were exacerbated by the Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and racial conflicts that occurred in the city throughout the twentieth century. Critically evaluating the riot's centennial commemoration, which she helped organize, Mulrooney makes a case for public history projects that recognize the history-making authority of all community members and prompt us to reconsider the memories we inherit.

Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813054926
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm

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