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American oracle : the Civil War in the civil rights era

Author: David W Blight
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2011.
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David Blight takes his readers back to the centennial celebration of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to determine how Americans then made sense of the suffering, loss, and liberation that had wracked the United States a century earlier. --from publisher description
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Named Person: Robert Penn Warren; Bruce Catton; Edmund Wilson; James Baldwin; James Baldwin; Bruce Catton; Robert Penn Warren; Edmund Wilson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David W Blight
ISBN: 9780674048553 0674048555 9780674725973 0674725972
OCLC Number: 702941904
Description: 314 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: "Five score years ago": civil war and civil rights --
"Gods and devils aplenty": Robert Penn Warren --
A formula for enjoying the war: Bruce Catton --
"Lincoln and Lee and all that": Edmund Wilson --
"This country is my subject": James Baldwin --
"The wisdom of tragedy": Ralph Ellison had a dream.
Responsibility: David W. Blight.

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David Blight takes his readers back to the Civil War's centennial celebration to determine how Americans made sense of the suffering, loss, and liberation a century earlier. He shows how four of  Read more...

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This is a distinctive addition to the books about the Civil War and how we view it on the conflict's 150th anniversary. Publishers Weekly 20110627 As the sesquicentennial of the Civil War (2011-15) Read more...

 
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