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Pickett's Charge in History and Memory

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ISBN-10: 0807854611

ISBN-13: 9780807854617

Edition: 2003

Authors: Carol Reardon

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If, as many have argued, the Civil War is the most crucial moment in our national life and Gettysburg its turning point, then the climax of the climax, the central moment of our history, must be Pickett's Charge. But as Carol Reardon notes, the Civil War saw many other daring assaults and stout defenses. Why, then, is it Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg--and not, for example, Richardson's Charge at Antietam or Humphreys's Assault at Fredericksburg--that looms so large in the popular imagination? As this innovative study reveals, by examining the events of 3 July 1863 through the selective and evocative lens of "memory" we can learn much about why Pickett's Charge endures so strongly in the…    
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 2/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

History, Memory, Pickett's Charge
Disconnected Threads
Scarcely Anybody Can Give a Correct Account
History as It Ought to Have Been
Binding the Wounds of War
Monuments to Memory
Southern Dissenters Speak Out
Virginia Victorious
Hand-Grips at the Sacred Wall Epilogue. The Old Bright Way of the Tales