Race and Reunion

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Harvard University Press, 2009 M06 30 - 528 páginas
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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.

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Two occurrences in recent years have drawn me to think on how the meaning of history influences modern conceptions widely held in the national mind. While at a funeral in Richmond I sat by an elderly ... Leer comentario completo

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A history of just how fast white Americans decided that they’d fixed slavery and that everybody on the battlefield was noble. I was amazed all over again by how fast even high Confederate officials ... Leer comentario completo

Contenido

Prologue
1
1 The Dead and the Living
6
2 Regeneration and Reconstruction
31
3 Decoration Days
64
4 Reconstruction and Reconciliation
98
5 Soldiers Memory
140
6 Soldiers Faith
171
7 The Literature of Reunion and Its Discontents
211
8 The Lost Cause and Causes Not Lost
255
9 Black Memory and Progress of the Race
300
10 Fifty Years of Freedom and Reunion
338
Epilogue
381
Notes
399
Acknowledgments
481
Index
487
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David W. Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of History at Yale University.

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