Why Were Confederate Monuments Built?

By |2020-06-08T12:05:10-05:00October 17th, 2017|Categories: Civil War, Culture, History, South|

If racism was not the primary motivation for Confederate monument-building, what exactly was? In the wake of the current controversy over Confederate monuments, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has created a timeline that has made its way around the worldwide web like wildfire. It purports to show that two spikes in the building [...]