New Paperback Release: Race, Place, and Memory

“Simply put, in cultural, political, and social environments rife with debates and disputes regarding Confederate-themed commemorative and celebratory statues and monuments in public venues, Mulrooney’s book deserves wide attention. . . . Essential.”—Choice   “Race, Place, and Memory should push more historians to think about the locales in which public memory is contested ground.”—H-Net   “A well-researched and well-documented … Continue reading New Paperback Release: Race, Place, and Memory

The Insubordination of Photography

“The first book to focus fully on the complex and creative uses of photography to resist state violence, atrocity, censorship, and widespread authoritarianism in Chile between 1973 and 1990.”—Antonio J. Traverso, editor of Southern Screens: Cinema, Culture and the Global South   “Working with an important and understudied archive of Chilean dictatorship-era photographs and photographic practices, … Continue reading The Insubordination of Photography

Remembering and Forgetting Organized Racial Violence

By Margaret M. Mulrooney, author of Race, Place, and Memory: Deep Currents in Wilmington, North Carolina As a historian, I’m amazed by the correlations between today’s political climate and that of a century ago. Voter suppression and fraud? Check. Intense political partisanship? Check. Paramilitary violence against civilians, intensified white supremacist activity, and inflammatory “fake news” reporting? … Continue reading Remembering and Forgetting Organized Racial Violence

The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest

"A vital work: one that links and contextualizes activism in the present with over one hundred years of organizing, resisting, and rebelling against racial injustice."—Sara Rzeszutek Haviland, author of James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement This volume's contributors expand the chronology and geography of the black freedom struggle beyond … Continue reading The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest