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 legislator 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.
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ISBN
9780525559443
Publisert
2018
Utgave
1. utgave
Utgiver
Vendor
Penguin
Vekt
360 gr
Høyde
218 mm
Bredde
148 mm
Dybde
20 mm
Aldersnivå
Voksen
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
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Product format
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