November 2015
New book from Professor Upton!

Upton, Dell

Congratulations to Professor Dell Upton on the publication of his newest book, What Can and Can’t Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South, just released as of November 2015.  Yale University Press had the following to say about his newest book: “…this powerful work explores how commemorative structures have been used to assert the presence of black Americans in contemporary Southern society. The author cogently argues that these public memorials, ranging from the famous to the obscure, have emerged from, and speak directly to, the region’s complex racial politics since monument builders have had to contend with widely varied interpretations of the African American past as well as a continuing presence of white supremacist attitudes and monuments.”

Click here to learn more about Professor Upton’s book and peruse his past publications.