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Race and reunion : the Civil War in American memory

Author: David W Blight
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2001]
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"No historical event has left as deep an imprint on America's collective memory as the Civil War. In the war's aftermath, Americans had to embrace and cast off a traumatic past. David Blight explores the perilous path of remembering and forgetting, and reveals its tragic costs to race relations and America's national reunion." "Race and Reunion is a history of how the unity of white America was purchased through the  Read more...
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Blight, David W.
Race and reunion.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, ©2001
(OCoLC)606493316
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David W Blight
ISBN: 0674003322 9780674003323 0674008197 9780674008199
OCLC Number: 44313386
Awards: Bancroft Prize, 2002.
Description: 512 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. The dead and the living --
2. Regeneration and reconstruction --
3. Decoration days --
4. Reconstruction and reconciliation --
5. Soldiers' memory --
6. Soldiers' faith --
7. The literature of reunion and its discontents --
8. The lost cause and causes not lost --
9. Black memory and progress of the race --
10. Fifty years of freedom and reunion.
Responsibility: David W. Blight.
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In 1865, in the aftermath of civil war, the North and South of America began a slow process of reconciliation. This book examines the construction of a culture of reunion during the ensuing decades  Read more...

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Blight describes how Americans decided to remember the devastation of the Civil War during the decades that followed...[He] has distilled a mass of historical material into an impressive, clearly Read more...

 
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