“In her superb contribution to the history of the South, Cox targets the massive influence of the United Daughters of the Confederacy on Southerners in the late 1890s and beyond, especially in the area of monument building . . . . This is an invaluable study of all-too-frequently misplaced genealogical and regional venerations. Highly recommended for U.S., antebellum, Civil War, African American, and Southern historians and scholars, and for all readers. —Library Journal (Starred Review)
Award-winning historian and author Karen Cox will be touring (virtually, unless otherwise noted) to discuss her new book, No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice, which examines the long history of Confederate monuments from those first built after the Civil War to the protests against them in the summer of 2020.
UPCOMING 2021 EVENTS
Minnesota State-Mankato, February 25, 2021
James Weldon Johnson Institute, Emory University, March 1, 2021
North Carolina Commission on Racial & Ethnic Disparities, March 26, 2021
Abraham Lincoln Book Shop, Inc., Chicago, IL, April 12, 2021
Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill, NC, April 13, 2021 (in-conversation with William Sturkey)
Malaprops Bookstore, Asheville, NC, April 14, 2021 (in-conversation with Hilary Green)
Politics & Prose Bookstore, Washington, DC, April 15, 2021 (in-conversation with Anne Sarah Rubin)
Park Road Books, Charlotte, NC, April 20, 2021 (in-conversation with Ashli Stokes)
UNC Charlotte, UNC Press “As a Matter of Fact,” April 22, 2021
“Engrossing. . . . This clear and thorough account, essential for Southern libraries, is likely to become a standard reference work on its subject. . . . A well-documented history of Confederate monuments and the conflicting views they inspire.” —Kirkus Reviews
Karen L. Cox is professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her other books include Dreaming of Dixie: How the South Was Created in American Popular Culture and Dixie’s Daughters: The United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Preservation of Confederate Culture.