The Legacy of the Civil War

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U of Nebraska Press, 1998 - History - 109 pages
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"Warren brings to this task his critical acuteness as a historian . . ., his verbal sensitivity as a novelist, and his insight as a poet."-David Donald, New York Times Book Review. "Here is a perfect gem of a book. . . . Here is something sound and meaty about the place of the Civil War in American history and its place in American thinking."-Chicago Sunday Tribune. "A brilliant piece of work, quick and sharp with insight, yet compassionate. A stimulating book."-New Yorker. "A thoughtful discussion . . . stimulating to any reader conscious of the American heritage."-Library Journal. In this elegant book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever. He confronts its costs, not only human (six hundred thousand men killed) and economic (beyond reckoning) but social and psychological. He touches on popular misconceptions, including some concerning Abraham Lincoln and the issue of slavery. The war in all its facets "grows in our consciousness, " arousing complex emotions and leaving "a gallery of great human images for our contemplation." A distinguished poet, novelist, and historian, Robert Penn Warren wrote The Legacy of the Civil War for the centennial in 1961. Introducing this edition is Howard Jones, University Research Professor and chair of the History Department at the University of Alabama. His works include Union in Peril: The Crisis over British Intervention in the Civil War, also available as a Bison Book.
  

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User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

This book is Warren's reflection on the Civil War at the time of the centennial commemoration in 1963. The part I found most interesting was his exploration of the two opposing absolutes -- "higher ... Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

Some pretty great lines in this that are applicable to today's political discourse as much as 1860s and beyond. He has an incisive intellect, and it is fun to read him dissecting the root causes and ultimate outcomes of the Civil War, something I don't have much interest in otherwise. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
4
Section 3
8
Section 4
15
Section 5
40
Section 6
46
Section 7
49
Section 8
53
Section 9
59
Section 10
66
Section 11
76
Section 12
80
Section 13
103
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The Legacy Of The Civil War: The Disparate Views Of Robert Penn ...
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The American Civil War and the Preservation of Memory T
Robert Penn Warren, The Legacy of the Civil War. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998), 54,. 59-60. First published in 1961. ...
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| Book Review | Indiana Magazine of History, 101.1 | The History ...
To support this position, Fletcher relies on Robert Penn Warren's apology for the South (The Legacy of the Civil War: Meditations on the Centennial, ...
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Blight, David W., Race and Reunion: The Civil War Era in American ...
... including Robert Penn Warren's The Legacy of the Civil War: Meditations on the Centennial and Edmund Wilson's Patriotic Gore: Studies in the Literature ...
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Michael Vorenberg - Recovered Memory of the Civil War - Reviews in ...
... and Reunion is the most moving meditation on Civil War memory since Robert Penn Warren's The Legacy of the Civil War (1961). It is also a gripping read. ...
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American history: The outcome of the Civil War - 19th Century US ...
According to Robert Penn Warrens work, The Legacy of the Civil War, the Civil War marks the seminal moment in American history-... by Ben Lewellyn.
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The Civil War . The War . Bibliography | PBS
Warren, Robert Penn. Jefferson Davis Gets the Citizenship Back (Lexington, 1980). ______. The Legacy of the Civil War (New York, 1961). Watkins, Sam R. "Co. ...
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JSTOR: Discovering America's History: Robert Penn Warren's "Chief ...
Just such a blindness, War- ren has shown in Brother to Dragons (1953, 1979), The Legacy of the Civil War (1961), Who Speaks for the Negro? ...
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Discriminations: The Civil War ... Then And Now
In a thin but perceptive little volume entitled THE LEGACY OF THE CIVIL WAR, Robert Penn Warren wrote that the late unpleasantness bequeathed to the South a ...
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A distinguished poet, novelist, and historian, Robert Penn Warren wrote The Legacy of the Civil War for the centennial in 1961. Introducing this edition is Howard Jones, University Research Professor and chair of the History Department at the University of Alabama. His works include Union in Peril: The Crisis over British Intervention in the Civil War, also available as a Bison Book.

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