Kristen Treen is a PhD student at King’s College, Cambridge, working on the American Civil War’s literary and material culture in modern memory

A New Orleans city worker wears body armour and a face covering as he measures the Jefferson Davis monument on 4 May, 2017, in New Orleans, Loiusiana. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Dismantling America’s monuments to white supremacy

Four Confederate monuments are to be removed from the streets of New Orleans, but their painful legacy endures

10 May 2017

Shaw Thing

A new book on Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ memorial to Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Infantry sheds light on its legacy and shortcomings

3 Oct 2013