Memory of the Civil War in American Culture

ISBN-10: 0807855723

ISBN-13: 9780807855720

Edition: 2004

Authors: Alice Fahs, Joan Waugh

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The Civil War retains a powerful hold on the American imagination, with each generation since 1865 reassessing its meaning and importance in American life. This volume collects twelve essays by leading Civil War scholars who demonstrate how the meanings of the Civil War have changed over time. The essays move among a variety of cultural and political arenas--from public monuments to parades to political campaigns; from soldiers' memoirs to textbook publishing to children's literature--in order to reveal important changes in how the memory of the Civil War has been employed in American life. Setting the politics of Civil War memory within a wide social and cultural landscape, this volume recovers not only the meanings of the war in various eras, but also the specific processes by which those meanings have been created. By recounting the battles over the memory of the war during the last 140 years, the contributors offer important insights about our identities as individuals and as a nation.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 10/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Alice Fahs is associate professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, and author of The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861-1865.

Joan Waugh is associate professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of Unsentimental Reformer: The Life of Josephine Shaw Lowell.

Introduction
Ulysses S. Grant, historian
Shaping public memory of the Civil War : Robert E. Lee, Jubal A. Early, and Douglas Southall Freeman
Long-legged Yankee lies : the southern textbook crusade
Remembering the Civil War in children's literature of the 1880s and 1890s
Decoration days : the origins of Memorial Day in north and south
The monumental legacy of Calhoun
Is the war ended? : Anna Dickinson and the election of 1872
The election of 1896 and the restructuring of Civil War memory
You can't change history by moving a rock : gender, race, and the cultural politics of confederate memorialization
Civil war, cold war, civil rights : the Civil War centennial in context, 1960-1965
Epilogue : the geography of memory
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