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Pickett's charge in history and memory

Author: Carol Reardon
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1997.
Series: Civil War America (Series)
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Reardon shows that the story told today of Pickett's Charge is really an amalgam of history and memory. The evolution of that mix, she concludes, tells us much about how we come to understand our nation's past.
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Reardon, Carol.
Pickett's charge in history and memory.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1997
(OCoLC)605075983
Online version:
Reardon, Carol.
Pickett's charge in history and memory.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1997
(OCoLC)605886050
Named Person: George E Pickett; George E (Soldat) Pickett; George E Pickett
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Reardon
ISBN: 0807823791 9780807823798 0807854611 9780807854617
OCLC Number: 36549056
Description: x, 285 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: history, memory, and Pickett's charge --
Disconnected threads --
Scarcely anybody can give a correct account --
History as it ought to have been --
Binding the wounds of war --
Monuments to memory --
Southern dissenters speak out --
Virginia victorious --
Hand-grips at the sacred wall --
Epilogue: the old bright way of the tales.
Series Title: Civil War America (Series)
Responsibility: Carol Reardon.
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