Published Date

June 16, 2024

Resource Type

AHA Resource, For the Classroom, Vetted Resource


Cultural, Current Events in Historical Context, Material Culture, Political, Public History, Social, State & Local (US), Visual Culture

AHA Topics

Graduate Education, K–12 Education, Teaching & Learning, Undergraduate Education


Asia, Europe, United States

This resource is part of the AHA’s The History of Racism and Racist Violence


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“Mismonumentality: Remembering Empire with Kara Walker’s Fons Americanus by Mathura Umachandran (American Historical Review, 2023)

“Slavery and Social Debt” by Arielle Xena Alterwaite (American Historical Review, 2023)

“Commemorative Street Naming: Fungibility, Ownership, and the Renaming of MLK Boulevard in Los Angeles” by Tawny Paul (American Historical Review, 2023)

“Engraving Egalité in New Orleans: Street Renaming and the Municipal Politics of History” by Thomas J. Adams and Sue Mobley (American Historical Review, 2023)

“Monuments and Public History” (History in Focus, 2023)

“Engaged History: An Introduction” by Adom Getachew (American Historical Review, 2022)

“Historians in the Museum” by Dariusz Stola, Piotr Cywiński, Paweł Machcewicz, Anna Ziębińska-Witek, and Timothy Snyder (American Historical Review, 2022)

“Monument Gallery” by Adom Getachew and Naomi Kebede (American Historical Review, 2022)

“Okinawa: Territory as Monument” by Alexis Dudden and Kim Inthavong (American Historical Review, 2022)

Soil and Memory (History in Focus, 2022)

“A Juneteenth Dilemma: Freedom and Self-Determination” by Channon Miller and T.J. Tallie (Perspectives on History, 2021)

“Erasing History or Making History? Race, Racism, and the American Memorial Landscape,” a Virtual AHA webinar featuring David W. Blight, Annette Gordon-Reed, and James Grossman (YouTube, 2020)

“A Monument to Black Resistance and Strength: Considering Washington, DC’s Emancipation Memorial” by Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove (Perspectives on History, 2020)

“Named for the Enemy: The US Army’s Confederate Problem” by Ty Seidule (Perspectives on History, 2020)

Rumors of War Arrives in the South: Changes to Richmond’s Monumental Landscape” by Ryan K. Smith (Perspectives on History, 2020)

“Setting the Lost Cause on Fire: Protesters Target the United Daughters of the Confederacy Headquarters” by Karen L. Cox (Perspectives on History, 2020)

“Can We Right the Past? Memory and the Present” by Caroline E. Janney (AHA Today, 2018)

Historians on the Confederate Monument Debate (American Historical Association, 2018)

“Monumental Effort: Historians and the Creation of the National Monument to Reconstruction” by Kritika Agarwal (AHA Today, 2017)

“The Struggle to Commemorate Reconstruction” by Sarah Jones Weicksel (AHA Today, 2018)

“What Should We Do with Confederate Monuments?” by Dane Kennedy (AHA Today, 2017)

“Whose Memory? Whose Monuments? History, Commemoration, and the Struggle for an Ethical Past” by James Grossman (Perspectives on History, 2016)

“Black Histories Matter” by Erica Caple James and Malick W. Ghachem (Perspectives on History, 2015)