Pickett's Charge in History and Memory

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Feb 1, 2003 - History - 296 pages
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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
  

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User Review  - ncunionist - LibraryThing

A pioneering study of the contested landscape of memory of an event versus the actual event, how that memory supplanted the actual events, and how that memory shaped / frame / reflected the society ... Read full review

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This book should be required reading for anyone who has ever visited the High Water Mark and enjoyed a moment of reverent silence. It really puts that experience in context. Thoroughly readable and tough to put down! Read full review

Contents

Scarcely Anybody Can Give a Correct Account
39
History as It Ought to Have Been
62
Binding the Wounds of War
84
Monuments to Memory
108
Southern Dissenters Speak Out
131
Virginia Victorious
154
HandGrips at the Sacred Wall
176
Epilogue The Old Bright Way of the Tales
199
Notes
226
Bibliography
255
Index
275
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Carol Reardon is professor of military history at Pennsylvania State University.

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