Denmark Vesey's Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy.

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Kytle, Ethan J. and Blain Roberts. Denmark Vesey's Garden: Slavery and Memory in the Cradle of the Confederacy. New York, NY: The New Press, 2018, pp.464, ISBN: 9781620973653.

This book strikes at the source of the recent flare-ups over Confederate symbols in Charlottesville, New Orleans, and elsewhere to reveal the deep roots of these controversies and traces them to the capital of slavery in the United States: Charleston, South Carolina, where almost half of the U.S. enslaved population stepped onto the shores of America, where the first shot at Fort Sumter began the Civil War, and where Dylann Roof shot nine people at...

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