Events from the past year in the United States indicate that far from being a “post-racial” society the United States continues to function as a white supremacist, settler state. The rise of Donald Trump and his not so subtle courting of the alt-right, the growth of extremist groups and the rise of Nazi and Klan organizations, hyper-militarized police response to the Black Lives Matter Protests as well as efforts to build a wall on the Southern border amongst other examples are indicative of the way race operates in the United States. In addition, we recognize the powerful historical precedents have been structured race relations of our moment. These organized sessions explores the ways in which rearticulations of white supremacy are tied to historically grounded geographic realities of race and empire in the (re)making of America.
|Presenter||Soren Larsen*, University of Missouri, Jay T Johnson, University of Kansas, Seeing the Bridge: The Lynching of James T Scott and the Spectral Agency of Place||20||1:20 PM|
|Presenter||Steven Hoelscher*, University Of Texas, Photographic Witnessing the Old Jim Crow||20||1:40 PM|
|Presenter||Bradley Hinger*, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Ethan Bottone, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Selling Supremacy: ‘Lost Cause’ knick-knacks and roadside racism||20||2:00 PM|
|Presenter||Ann Holder*, Pratt Institute, Black Citizenship/White Nationalism: Memory, Monuments, Heritage, History||20||2:20 PM|
|Presenter||Sam Bowden*, Rutgers University, Stephen McFarland*, The University of Tampa, Martin Bosman, University of South Florida, “Take ‘Em Down, Hillsborough!” : The Colonial History and Present Conflicts Over (dis)Placing Confederate Iconography in Neoliberal Tampa||20||2:40 PM|
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