Coverart for item
The Resource Denmark Vesey's garden : slavery and memory in the cradle of the Confederacy, Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts

Denmark Vesey's garden : slavery and memory in the cradle of the Confederacy, Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts

Label
Denmark Vesey's garden : slavery and memory in the cradle of the Confederacy
Title
Denmark Vesey's garden
Title remainder
slavery and memory in the cradle of the Confederacy
Statement of responsibility
Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A book that strikes at the heart of the recent flare-ups over Confederate symbols in Charlottesville, New Orleans, and elsewhere, Denmark Vesey's Garden reveals the deep roots of these controversies and traces them to the heart of slavery in the United States: Charleston, South Carolina, where almost half of the U.S. slave population stepped onto our shores, where the first shot at Fort Sumter began the Civil War, and where Dylann Roof shot nine people at Emanuel A.M.E. Church, the congregation of Denmark Vesey, a black revolutionary who plotted a massive slave insurrection in 1822. As early as 1865, former slaveholders and their descendants began working to preserve a romanticized memory of the antebellum South. In contrast, former slaves, their descendants, and some white allies have worked to preserve an honest, unvarnished account of slavery as the cruel system it was. Examining public rituals, controversial monuments, and whitewashed historical tourism, Denmark Vesey's Garden tracks these two rival memories from the Civil War all the way to contemporary times, where two segregated tourism industries still reflect these opposing impressions of the past, exposing a hidden dimension of America's deep racial divide. Denmark Vesey's Garden joins the small bookshelf of major, paradigm-shifting new interpretations of slavery's enduring legacy in the United States. --inside jacket
Cataloging source
NcU/DLC
Dewey number
975.7/91503092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F279.C457
LC item number
K97 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Denmark Vesey's garden : slavery and memory in the cradle of the Confederacy, Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A 150-year reckoning with America's Original Sin" --front cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: Slavery's capital -- Part I: Emancipation and Reconstruction -- The year of jubilee -- Reconstructing Charleston in the shadow of slavery -- Part II: Jim Crow rising -- Setting Jim Crow in stone -- Cradle of the Lost Cause -- Part III: Jim Crow era -- Black memory in the Ivory City -- America's most historic city -- The sounds of slavery -- We don't go in for slave horrors -- Part IV: Civil rights era and beyond -- We shall overcome -- Segregating the past -- Conclusion: Denmark Vesey's garden -- Afterword: The saving grace of the Emanuel nine?
Control code
ocn999480271
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
445 pages
Isbn
9781620973653
Lccn
2017041546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620973653
  • (OCoLC)999480271
Label
Denmark Vesey's garden : slavery and memory in the cradle of the Confederacy, Ethan J. Kytle and Blain Roberts
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A 150-year reckoning with America's Original Sin" --front cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prelude: Slavery's capital -- Part I: Emancipation and Reconstruction -- The year of jubilee -- Reconstructing Charleston in the shadow of slavery -- Part II: Jim Crow rising -- Setting Jim Crow in stone -- Cradle of the Lost Cause -- Part III: Jim Crow era -- Black memory in the Ivory City -- America's most historic city -- The sounds of slavery -- We don't go in for slave horrors -- Part IV: Civil rights era and beyond -- We shall overcome -- Segregating the past -- Conclusion: Denmark Vesey's garden -- Afterword: The saving grace of the Emanuel nine?
Control code
ocn999480271
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
445 pages
Isbn
9781620973653
Lccn
2017041546
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781620973653
  • (OCoLC)999480271

Library Locations

    • Lawrence Public LibraryBorrow it
      51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA, 01841, US
      42.7107245 -71.162215
Processing Feedback ...