Race and reunion the civil war in american memory david w blight on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers no historical event has left as deep an imprint on americas collective memory as the civil war in the wars aftermath. This is a terribly interesting history simply put race and reunion is an examination of how the civil war came to be remembered in the 50 years following the war and how the racial equality granted during the war came to be forgotten and racism and white supremacy accepted in american society. The story of how that bargain was struck is told by historian david blight in race and reunion the civil war in american memoryrace and reunion is a deeply unsettling pioneering work that raises far more questions than it can possibly answer questions that should continue to trouble usthe myths and lies forged over a century ago still . No historical event has left as deep an imprint on americas collective memory as the civil war in the wars 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 americas national reunion. Additional info for race and reunion the civil war in american memory sample text veazeys understanding of the war reected the widespread northern belief that the struggle had been prosecuted to the end to save the whole society from dismemberment and disorder but out of this revolution grew a reform announced the vermonter
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