The shock of the old: Iconoclasm - the destruction of images and monuments - tends to come in waves, and we are in the middle of a tsunami

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Abstract

On 7 June indignant crowds in Bristol toppled the statue of 17th century slave trader Edward Colston and rolled it through the streets before consigning it to the depths of Bristol harbour. It was a fitting and long overdue end, many thought, for the image of a man who built his wealth on shipping African slaves.
Original languageEnglish
No.486
Specialist publicationThe Adelaide Review
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • Monuments
  • iconoclasm
  • John Charles Darke
  • William Light

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