Western Society for French History




AHA Statement on Confederate Monuments

As an Affiliated Society of the American Historical Association, the WSFH endorses the AHA's August 2017 statement on Confederate Monuments: "The tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, have re-ignited debate about the place of Confederate monuments in public spaces, as well as related conversations about the role of Confederate, neo-Nazi, and white supremacist imagery in American political culture...The AHA has also released the following statement, approved by AHA Council August 28, 2017, about the role of history and historians in these public conversations. Rather than seeking to provide definitive answers to the questions posed by individual monuments, the AHA emphasizes the imperative of understanding historical context in any consideration of removing or recontextualizing monuments, or renaming public spaces." For the full statement please see this link: AHA Statement.




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