Race and Reunion
No historical event has left as deep an imprint on America's collective memory as the Civil War. In the war's 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 America's national reunion.
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Race and reunion: the Civil War in American memoryUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Blight (history and black studies, Amherst Coll.; Frederick Douglass' Civil War: Keeping Faith in Jubilee) traces America's tragic pursuit of national reunification and reconciliation after the Civil ... Read full review
A great book. Well written, it is an essential and enjoyable read for anyone studying the Civil War, Reconstruction and/or race relations in the twentieth-century United States. It is intellectually rich, giving clarifying examples while examining complex social relationships and the cause of their tensions. Its ideas are key to any actual "truth and reconciliation" from America's white communities. Trump have someone read it to him.
1 The Dead and the Living
2 Regeneration and Reconstruction
3 Decoration Days
4 Reconstruction and Reconciliation
5 Soldiers Memory
6 Soldiers Faith
7 The Literature of Reunion and Its Discontents