Race and reunion : the Civil War in American memory (eBook, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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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] ©2001
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blight, David W.
Race and reunion.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2001]
(DLC) 00042918
(OCoLC)44313386
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David W Blight
ISBN: 9780674022096 0674022092
OCLC Number: 435530056
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Frederick Douglass Book Prize 2001
Winner of Bancroft Prize 2002
Winner of Merle Curti Award 2002
Winner of Ellis W. Hawley Prize 2002
Winner of Merle Curti Award in American Intellectual History 2002
Joint winner of James A. Rawley Prize 2002
Nominated for Francis Parkman Prize 2001
Nominated for John Hope Franklin Publication Prize 2002
Description: 1 online resource (512 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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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  Read more...

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The most comprehensive and insightful study of the memory of the Civil War yet to appear...Blight tells this story in a lucid style and with an entirely appropriate measure of indignation...Race and Read more...

 
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