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The Resource Race and reunion : the Civil War in American memory, David W. Blight

Race and reunion : the Civil War in American memory, David W. Blight

Label
Race and reunion : the Civil War in American memory
Title
Race and reunion
Title remainder
the Civil War in American memory
Statement of responsibility
David W. Blight
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 increasing segregation of black and white memory of the Civil War. Blight delves deeply into the shifting meanings of death and sacrifice, Reconstruction, the romanticized South of literature, soldiers' reminiscences of battle, the idea of the Lost Cause, and the ritual of Memorial Day. He resurrects the variety of African American voices and memories of the war and the efforts to preserve the emancipationist legacy in the midst of a culture built on its denial."--Jacket
Awards note
Bancroft Prize, 2002.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blight, David W
Dewey number
973.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E468.9
LC item number
.B58 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
  • War and society
  • Memory
  • Reconciliation
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Race and reunion : the Civil War in American memory, David W. Blight
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Fifty years of freedom and reunion
  • The dead and the living
  • 2.
  • Regeneration and reconstruction
  • 3.
  • Decoration days
  • 4.
  • Reconstruction and reconciliation
Control code
ocm44313386
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
512 pages
Isbn
9780674003323
Lccn
00042918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780674003323
  • 9780674008199
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674003323
  • (OCoLC)44313386
Label
Race and reunion : the Civil War in American memory, David W. Blight
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Fifty years of freedom and reunion
  • The dead and the living
  • 2.
  • Regeneration and reconstruction
  • 3.
  • Decoration days
  • 4.
  • Reconstruction and reconciliation
Control code
ocm44313386
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
512 pages
Isbn
9780674003323
Lccn
00042918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
  • 9780674003323
  • 9780674008199
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674003323
  • (OCoLC)44313386

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