In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

by Mitch Landrieu


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ISBN-13: 9780525559443
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 35,776
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Mitch Landrieu is the mayor of New Orleans. He was elected in 2010 and is now completing his second four-year term. A Democrat, Landrieu served as lieutenant governor of Louisiana from 2004 to 2010. He is also president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. His father, Moon Landrieu, was mayor of New Orleans from 1970 to 1978 and a leading civil rights pioneer.

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Table of Contents

Prologue Can Someone Get Me a Crane? 1

Chapter 1 Broadmoor 7

Chapter 2 Learning to See What's in Front of Me 35

Chapter 3 David Duke and Donald Trump, a Nightmare Loop 57

Chapter 4 Politics in Disaster Time 91

Chapter 5 Rebuilding and Mourning in NOLA 125

Chapter 6 The Shadow of Robert E. Lee 161

Epilogue 201

Acknowledgments 209

Further Reading 215

Truth: Remarks an the Removal of Confederate Monuments in New Orleans 217

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