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Field Tripping: Monument touring

Field Tripping: Monument touring

There's been a lot in the news about Confederate monuments in the past few months. It's exciting to see so many people talking about this stuff that structures our lives ideologically even as it fades so much into our backgrounds. At the same time, it's one of those issues about which everyone seems to have an opinion, even if most of us don't have a lot of actual knowledge backing up our impassioned feelings on the issues. I count myself in that number. Sure, I've seen all 10+ hours of Ken Burns' "The Civil War" three times, and I've read my fair share of history books and historiographies, but I have to admit that I don't know that much about Baltimore's...

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