Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory / Edition 1

Race and Reunion: The Civil War in American Memory / Edition 1

by David W. Blight
     
 

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.See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674008199
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Series:
Belknap Press Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
528
Sales rank:
151,170
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.31(d)

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Table of Contents

Prologue

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

Epilogue

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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