In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History
Consciousness. How many things in your life do you go by every day and not really notice? The Confederate statues in New Orleans were outside mayor Mitch Landrieu’s consciousness until he was challenged to look at them from another point of view. Once he examined the statues and history more closely he came to the conclusions that the statues had to be removed from their places of prominence. In his book titled, In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History, Landrieu begins and ends with the statues, and fills the middle with his personal story. You already have a view about these statues. Consider reading Landrieu’s book and see if your view matches what he learned and experienced in NOLO. I enjoyed reading this book and it has me paying a bit more attention to those parts of my life in which I would benefit from a bit more consciousness raising.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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