Students enrolled in American Studies 101 (“Intro to American Studies”) at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, were instructed to select a monument and interpret its significance. Among the questions they were asked to consider in this assignment:
- Who promoted your site’s construction and completion? How did they argue for its significance?
- What version of the past does your site present? Alternatively, what does your site tell us about the historic moment in which it was created?
- Why was your site located where it was located?
- What type of behavior does your site inspire among contemporary viewers?
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Prof. Allan Isaac & Prof. Andy Urban