National Valhalla: Statues, Statue Removal, Confederates, Slaveowners, Washington, Trump, Memory and Time

From the early attempts to depict Washington, to the first Congressional attempts to block Confederate statues, to today’s debate. In this episode Bruce examines the history behind statues in America, and Bruce looks at every debating point and angle he can think of regarding Confederate statues, the dates of their construction and their removal. Bruce relates a bust removal debate involving the Declaration Signer Richard Stockton.

Learn about

  • Jefferson Davis’s Indictment and What Happened?
  • Failed and Successful Attempts to Honor Washington
  • Socks for Statues?
  • The Changing Meaning of the Statue of Liberty
  • How the Know Nothings Took Over a Monument

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