Published Date

December 1, 2018

Resource Type

AHA Resource, For the Classroom, Vetted Resource


African American, Cultural, Current Events in Historical Context, Legal, Political, Public History, Visual Culture

AHA Topics

Teaching & Learning


United States

This resource is part of the AHA’s bibliography on Historians on the Confederate Monument Debate


Goldie Blumenstyk, “When White Supremacists Descend, What Can a College President Do?Chronicle of Higher Education (August 12, 2017)

Jennifer Schuessler, “Historians Question Trump’s Comments on Confederate Monuments,” New York Times (August 15, 2017)

Michael Steele, “You Can’t Erase History. What Has Happened Has Happened,” Steele and Ungar Show (August 16, 2017)

Lucía Cohen, “La ignorante comparación que hace Trump de los generales sureños con Washington y Jefferson,” Univision (August 16, 2017)

James Grossman, “Monuments Removed,” CNN Newsroom (August 16, 2017)

Lindsey Bever, “Politicians Blamed ‘Both Sides’ during the Civil Rights Movement,” Washington Post (August 16, 2017)

Kristine Phillips, “Historians: No, Mr. President, Washington and Jefferson Are Not the Same as Confederate Generals,” Washington Post (August 16, 2017)

Judith Siers-Poisson, “Confederate Memorials Removed from Madison Cemetery,” Wisconsin Public Radio (August 17, 2017)

Rhod Sharp, “Listen at 1:26:15,” BBC Radio 5 Live (August 17, 2017)

Kellie Meyer, “Debate over Removing Confederate Statues on Capitol Hill,” Gray TV (August 17, 2017)

James Grossman, “A Historian Explains Why Trump’s Defense of Confederate Statues Doesn’t Make Any Sense,” ATTN: Video (August 17, 2017)

James Grossman, “Listen at 0:00:50,” BBC World Service Radio Newsday (August 17, 2017)

Nova Safo, “Are Confederate Monuments Important Works of Art?Agence France-Presse (August 18, 2017)

James Grossman, “The History of Confederate Statues,” Radio National Breakfast – AuBC (August 18, 2017)

Jon Schuppe, “Toppling of Confederate Statues Fuels Opposition to Other Markers,” NBC News (August 18, 2017)

Viviana Mazza, “E le statue sovietiche? Spostare I monumenti non cancella mai la Storia,” Corriere della Sera (August 18, 2017)

“Interview with James Grossman,” Medi1 Moroccan Radio (August 18, 2017)

Interview with Jim Grossman, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (August 18, 2017)

James Grossman, “Weekends with Alex Witt,” Weekends with Alex Witt, MSNBC Live (August 19, 2017)

Kimberly Atkins, “James Grossman on Removal of Confederate Monuments,” C-SPAN Washington Journal (August 20, 2017)

Miles Parks, “Confederate Statues Were Built to Further a ‘White Supremacist Future’,” NPR Politics (August 20, 2017)