This Is America

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Glenn W. LaFantasie, “How the South rationalizes secession,” Salon, December 19, 2010,

Alexander Abad-Santos, “Racists Ruined the Confederate Flag for Lynyrd Skynyrd,” Atlantic, September 21, 2012,

Prachi Gupta, “Lynyrd Skynyrd decides it’s finally time to stop using the Confederate flag,” Salon, September 22, 2012,

Jonathan Terbush, “Lynyrd Skynyrd calls Confederate Flag racist, prompts fan revolt,” Raw Story, September 22, 2012,

Chris Willman, “Lynyrd Skynyrd Backtracks On Comments, Proudly Lets Confederate Flag Fly,” Yahoo!, September 24, 2012,

Andrew O’Hehir, “Welcome to the new Civil War,” Salon, January 5, 2013,

Tracy Thompson, “The South still lies about the Civil War,” Salon, March 16, 2013,

Tony Horwitz, “150 Years of Misunderstanding the Civil War,” Atlantic, June 19, 2013,

Stephan Richter, “Shutdown shows the Civil War never ended,” Salon, October 8, 2013,

Campbell Robertson, Monica Davey, and Julie Bosman, “Calls to Drop Confederate Emblems Spread Nationwide,” New York Times, June 23, 2015,

Robin Wright, “Is America Headed for a New Kind of Civil War?” New Yorker, August 14, 2017,

Julia Martinez, “For Civil-War Scholars, a Settled Question That Will Never Die: What Caused the War?” Chronicle of Higher Education, October 31, 2017,

Carol L. Folt and Robert A. Blouin, “Update on the Confederate Monument,” University of North Carolina, December 3, 2018,

Associated Press, “7 arrested in protest over torn-down Confederate statue,” Grio August 28, 2018,

Kia Morgan-Smith, “‘Tear down Silent Sam’: Confederate statue plans at UNC Chapel Hill cause uproar among students,” Grio, December 4, 2018,

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Kathleen Parker, “Trump has essentially declared a ‘race war,’” Washington Post, July 30, 2019,

Claudia Rankine with James D. Walsh, “This Is America,” New York, December 19, 2019,

Marc Fisher, “Confederate statues: In 2020, a renewed battle in America’s enduring Civil War,” Washington Post, June 11, 2020,

British Broadcasting Corporation, “Trump orders statues be protected from ‘mob rule,’” June 27, 2020,

David W. Blight, “Europe in 1989, America in 2020, and the Death of the Lost Cause,” New Yorker, July 1, 2020,

W. Ralph Eubanks, “The Confederate Flag Finally Falls in Mississippi,” New Yorker, July 1, 2020,

Andrea Mazzarino, “War Zone America?” TomDispatch, September 22, 2020,

Teo Armus and Joe Heim, “Charlottesville to take down Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson statues Saturday,” Washington Post, July 9, 2021,

David W. Blight, “The Civil War Isn’t Over,” Atlantic, April 8, 2015,

Ta-Nehisi Coates, “What This Cruel War Was Over,” Atlantic, June 22, 2015,

Chas Danner, “Charlottesville Finally Removes Confederate Statues,” New York, July 10, 2021,

Erin Edgerton, “George Rogers Clark statue at UVa removed,” Charlottesville Daily Progress, July 11, 2021,

David Masciotra, “Could genocide really happen here? Leading scholar says America is on ‘high alert,’” Salon, July 11, 2021,

Sarah Brown, “U. of South Carolina Wants to Rename Buildings. State Politics Will Stop It,” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 16, 2021,

Taylor Telford, “Dozens of nooses have shown up on U.S. construction sites. The culprits rarely face consequences,” Washington Post, July 22, 2021,

Wright Thompson, “His Name Was Emmett Till,” Atlantic, September 2021,

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