The honest historical marker:
On this site in 1897, nothing happened. (p. 442).
This is the kind of book that needs rereading and reflection over an extended period of time. There is so much to absorb, so much to analyze, that it can't be digested in one sitting or one review.
As inaccurate as most of the monuments Loewen cites are, he does mention that there are some that get it right. And I wonder, given his particular focus on the sanitizing of Confederate history, how many of the accurate ones are really out there. Has he given historical markers an unfairly bad rap? Hmm, I don't know. But certainly the ones he has cited deserve it!
Highly recommended, especially for its insights into how we got to where we are. I would love to read The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader, but my library doesn't have it and I'm just not up to springing for the Kindle edition . . . . yet.