Reviews (August 2016)

Special Section: “REVIEWS

This issue of Open Inquiry Archive is an installment in our “Reviews” section. The views and opinions expressed in this and other entries of the series are those of the respective author(s). As always, we welcome and encourage thoughtful discussion and responses (as outlined here). Please contact the Open Inquiry Archive Reviews Editors with ideas for future installments by sending an email to Ben Harvey or Kirstin Ringelberg or Andrew Graciano.


Open Inquiry Archive

ISSN 2167-8812


August 2016



Roger C. Aden. Upon the Ruins of Liberty: Slavery, the President’s House at Independence National Historical Park, and Public Memory. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2015. 

Harriet F. Senie. Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Dell Upton. What Can and Can’t Be Said: Race, Uplift, and Monument Building in the Contemporary South. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015.

Reviewed by: Andrew Wasserman is an Assistant Professor of Art and Architecture History in the School of Design at Louisiana Tech University. His work has appeared in ARTL@S Bulletin, Harvard Design Magazine, PUBLIC, Public Art Dialogue, and Visual Resources. He is currently working on a book about public art of nuclear fear in the final decade of the Cold War.

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