The latest issue of Princeton University’s now-misnamed Alumni Weekly (it comes out monthly) includes an essay by Professor Tara Hunter entitled, “Confederate Memorialization and the Problems of Moral Equivalency.”

White Southerners began honoring the rebel military just after the war ended, and there have been unrelenting efforts to do so ever since. But there were two crucial periods in which the majority of the Confederate monuments were built, a fact that’s essential to understanding their contentious historical roles and what should be done about them.

Read the full essay here