Iconoclasm in New York: Revolution to Reenactment

By Wendy Bellion

The Pennsylvania State University Press

280 pages
7″ × 10″
11 color/51 b&w illustrations
October 2019


We talk about tearing down Confederate statues like it’s something new—when in fact it’s a longstanding tradition that goes back to the very roots of America, and beyond. Wendy Bellion discusses how iconoclasms are interwoven into some of America’s founding stories, at the same time strenuously querying what is really destroyed and what isn’t.

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