Off The Pedestal The Fall of Edward Colston

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Jessica Moody


This paper considers the fall of the statue of Edward Colston in long historical perspective and reflects on the place of history, memory and ‘heritage’ within this. The statue has its own long history of protest and challenge, and this paper makes the case for telling the whole history around both its erection and rejection in Bristol.

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Jessica Moody,

Dr Jessica Moody is Lecturer in Public History at the University of Bristol. She has previously worked at the Universities of Portsmouth and York, UK, and for National Museums Liverpool.