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The debate over Civil War monuments rages on… Should they remain as they are? Should they be torn down? Is there a way to save them as historical monuments for future generations to learn from?

The Cooper Union will be hosting a panel of of historians, scholars, and experts in art and architecture to discuss what is to be done with the Civil War monuments. James Grossman, the Executive Director of the American Historical Association, is also the author of the award-winning book, Land of Hope: Chicago, Black Southerners, and the Great Migration, a title Humanities E-Book is proud to house in its collection. Grossman’s scholarly work focuses on African American history, American urban history, and the place of history in public culture.

The panel will be Monday, October 23, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Great Hall at Cooper Union. The event is free, though you must reserve a space, and open to the public.  Click here to find out more information about the event. You can also RSVP by clicking here.

Browse HEB’s collection of titles on the Civil War either on our Pinterest board or directly in the collection.